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Sneakers That Ignited The Sample & PE Craze: Air Jordan 5s for NBA Players

May 22nd, 2014 by / 62

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.

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62 comments
Spagz_WGR27
Spagz_WGR27

probably samples from waaaaay back 

Cyril Lamadrid
Cyril Lamadrid

they look like super perfects too me they dope tho #repgame

La'Keith Ward
La'Keith Ward

I know my shit n they definitely LOOK fake...jus sayin

GaryRivard
GaryRivard

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.

Paulie Mako
Paulie Mako

You're fucking ed if you say fake. Know you're shit!

Josh Borges
Josh Borges

Fake look at the stitching between the 23 it connects thats one of the signs!! Fake AF!!

Jay Burgos
Jay Burgos

heat ! And I don't mean Miami ! Lol

Rob Craven
Rob Craven

For real? Obviously a knock off!

Capone Link
Capone Link

A 24 Year old shoe with no yellowing on the neting .... Ooooooh yes these are not fakes ... Smh

Aaron Jay
Aaron Jay

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

Rip TheCity
Rip TheCity

They have Nike on the back and the shoe had no yellowing clearly FAKE!!!!!

Ty Savala
Ty Savala

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.

Jeramie BigWorm Webster
Jeramie BigWorm Webster

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

Buzzy Gishie
Buzzy Gishie

That da og? Looks like a 1990 release...if day is real

Shawn Sheets
Shawn Sheets

Yea juss read the article. There samples from 1990

Kyle Yrewol
Kyle Yrewol

Hey all you dip shits saying FAKE, slap the fuck out of yourself

Alan D. Banks
Alan D. Banks

that 23 look a lil off and didnt those have the orange plastic nike air tag

JMBasquiat
JMBasquiat

Love seeing all these dope 5 PE colorways. 

pinks
pinks

then you better eat your shit up 



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