Sneakers That Ignited The Sample & PE Craze: Air Jordan 5s for NBA Players
Player exclusive sneakers are nothing new. We’re certainly in a new age with respect to the extents that people are willing to go to get their hands on those player-only pairs, but long before people were poring over images from NBA games online, they were glued to their TV screen trying to figure out what was special about that pair that Mike wore. Or how Harold Miner could have his own version of another man’s signature shoe. Or where those Air Jordan 6s that Ray Allen had at the Olympics came from. This latest episode in our ongoing series chronicling the Sneakers That Ignited The Sample & PE Craze deals with those sort of shoes.
Specifically, we’re zooming in on the Air Jordan 5, a sneaker that had PE editions floating around ever since it first made its way onto the feet of Mike back in 1990. More recently we’ve seen player exclusives teeter on the edge of retail releases – we’re sure you can recall when folks across the internet were anticipating pairs like the Carmelo Anthony and the CP3 making it to retail. When they didn’t, it only seemed to increase the level of thirst for these impossibly rare editions. Continue reading to see a gallery of hard hitting Air Jordan 5 pairs made exclusively for Jordan Brand athletes in the NBA and stay tuned to Sneaker News for the next installment of The Sample and PE Craze.
Shoes are fake as well as the signature. Jordan would never sign those atrocities. Other than the clearly wrong shape of the shoe, the 23 on the real ones was further back and outlined in black. Also, the numbers were not connected by a thread. So bad.
All yall dumb nigs don't know shit. U only got 1 or 2 pair of jordans n u act like u K ow it all stfu and read the article stupid ass
They don't look right. All the other PE's look legit but the cut of these are not clean. I read all 16 pages of the article too. Doesn't mean they are not fake. Look at the details.
The paper tag and shitty air bubble would suggest fake on these 5's. But if it was 1990 when this pic was taken then ok if they are PE's. But they look ugly with that wide ass top
@sneakernews i got a pair.
@_kevinn15 reggie was 31 haha
@GaryRivard so... u n mj r bff right?? fuck u
@chrisTUsmith it's not Ray lol
@chrisTUsmith most likely that's what I'm gonna try. Other than that nah man
@_kevinn15 better wake up early and get online
@chrisTUsmith yeah but no connects and I can only pay retail lol
@_kevinn15 lol you got the money
@chrisTUsmith I WANT CARMINES
@_kevinn15 ehhh dont really care for em
@chrisTUsmith I like the ones on the left lowkey
@_kevinn15 lol nah Gween
@chrisTUsmith the white ones looked black to me lololol