April 15, 2013 BY John Kim / 26
The debate of the better “Grape” release of 2013 has viciously pitted the Air Jordan V “Grape” and the “Black Grape” against one another like a Spy vs. Spy battle, but we know that most of the readers chiming in with opinions have every intention of copping both! Can you blame them? Remixed OG colorways aren’t exactly widely embraced, but this blacked-out version of the original Grapes (in nubuck, no less) has us excited with just cause. Another detailed look is below so give them a review in a new (and better) light and we’ll have release info for you soon enough.
Air Jordan V
Black/New Emerald-Grape Ice
These r so dope i never even liked those original grapes ppl just wanna cop those cuz theyre OGs nothing run with some yes some new colorways n nubuck on these was just genius
These are really growing on me. I said to myself I'd only get one of the three: Aqua 8s, Grape 5s, or Black Grape 5s. I'm thinking I may get two out of the three now
I don't do most of the Retro jordans drop these days but these are def on my list. I'm glad they put nubuck on this shoe other than that flimsy leather they used for the 5s earlier this year
Everything I see these,I like them even more. Give us a release date so I can make some space in the vault.
They need to use the same material as the 2007 metallics, whatever that was
These shits look like Ash Wednesday
@newsouth912 thats dumb. sure i got the bred 11/4s but those are classics. You dont need 3 of the same thing. Get the Grape 5s and go black with the aqua 8s
True.... that flimsy shit is crap but if these had some black "laser IV's from '06" leather, then they would be legit!! It's just JB's lack of quality materials nowadays and they're "standard" of what's premium and what's not.
@Cop em and Rock em Word but I think them not using leather at all on this shoe is a plus in my book . I know due to the high res pictures these look ashy but im sure that nubuck gives it a nice look in person
@Cop em and Rock em It is what it is now a days when it comes to Quality
@Born2fly It's all good
Hopefully if they release in Nubuck then that's the case, but I that black leather would look just as clean, (ie: Bin 5's)!!!
True statement. I've been collecting since '96 so I feel you on that. I've watched it go down and down and....