Air Jordan 5 “Bel-Air” – Beauty Shots
How do you successfully create brand new versions of a sneaker that’s 23 years old? As of late Jordan Brand has been more and more dedicated to the story telling aspect of their various retro offerings. In 2013 we had that timely release of the Air Jordan III ’88 Retro on the 25th anniversary of Michael’s legendary Dunk Contest performance in those shoes. Last year the Air Jordan IX “Kilroy Pack” built off the Johnny Kilroy persona to create six separate sneakers revolving around the idea of alternate personalities for Michael Jordan. Earlier on in the same year they served up an Air Jordan IV in an old-school Cleveland Cavs colorway as a nod to “The Shot” that was put up in the face of one Craig Ehlo. Since the Air Jordan line is such a cultural phenomenon, there are plenty more stories to tell beyond those of Michael’s actions and achievements in the shoes, but this upcoming release points to a specific era of influential fashion and style that even the most modern trends can’t seem to shake.
This brand new Air Jordan 5 release is one that takes a look at the rich history of Jordan Brand in a completely different context. The colorway in place is oriented to the decade that they arrived in and the colorful prints and patterns most closely associated with those times. Keep in mind that the Air Jordan 5 could often be spotted on the feet of many more celebs than just Mike, causing them to also be linked in peoples’ memory with a couple of actors of the day and their associated projects (Which is the origin on the unofficial “Bel Air” nickname in this case). The innards of the shoe feature some West Coast inspired graphics that stick to the florescent end of the spectrum, with the outer planting plenty more of those tones into the accents that pop off the cool grey upper. See the Air Jordan 5 “Bel Air” in all its asymmetric colored glory with us after the break and stay tuned to Sneaker News for continued advance looks and beauty shots of all of Jordan Brand’s most relevant releases.
This Air Jordan 5 will release on October 5th, 2013, at select Jordan Brand retailers.
I WONDER IF THEY HOOKED THE PRINCE HIMSELF UP WITH A FEW PAIRS OF THESE ALREADY. IF THEY DIDNT IM SMH
that material is crap to me.. the color scheme is straight, nothing to cop for over $160. don't call it fresh prince unless you flip that lining inside out though, the execution is too boring with all that grey
I'm a fan of non-GR Jordans, but these... eh, might have to pass on these. Resale would probably be high but still not worth the effort
Yall could've put all those pics on page lol. Imma let the teens and girls have these. Not a classic shoe at all.
@scottwalker1 so, do you still want the bel airs? if so , i can show you many pictures. Just email me : email@example.com thanks!
@JMBasquiat They should be. I know someone on KOF picked them up for her daughter.
The color scheme does favor teens and girls but you gotta block that out and appreciate these jawns. In years to come these gonna be rare and one of the top 5s. Plus them teens only know the theme songs and some highlights to fresh prince. They dont know will and jazz stayed with 5s on or some other jays like some 9s. These mean more than a loud color way. These gonna break necks
@Cut Up LOL...ok bruh. I've actually seen these on a couple dudes already and I'm sorry but IMHO they go hard. I'm talking about dudes in their late 30's and early 40's with kids. I'm def going to grab me a pair. I think multiple pages helps their SEO but is a shitty User Experience(UX). Sites have been doing this for a minute now and it's super annoying. There's a reason why people didn't used to complain about a gallery.
Real jordan heads admire the shoes for the man who wore them not just the colors I fck wit em all except 20s n up will cop these u should to swaggg rules n j's are all about swag peace go get em
@REEK215 you sound stupid, everyone watches the fresh prince....you act like its fucking Good Times or some shit
@REEK215 Agreed fam. From the time Nike, Saucony, NB, Reebok and others started introducing pastels, purples, infrared(magenta/pink hues) and str8 pink in shoes for men those lines were blurred big time. We had this conversation on my job just last week and one lady was admitting her husband rocks the purple and pink HARD.