June 23, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
The Air Jordan V and VII have shared the majority of 2011’s retro spotlight, and as the models that sandwiched Michael Jordan’s first NBA Championship campaign, they come off quite differently. The Sevens are known for their role in MJ’s second chip, his second Olympic gold medal and their connections to pop culture, but the Fives recall a hungrier time for Mike, before he ever got a taste of that most satisfying Gatorade bath. The Air Jordan V Retro in black nubuck with Metallic Silver accents, then, is a relic from the last time Jordan couldn’t get past the Pistons, a symbol of the hard work and determination a certain modern day NBA star would do well to channel. And lucky for us sneakerheads, one of the great OG Air Jordan Legacy colorways will hit retailers in time for the back to school season, which means it’s even better news that these joints just popped up early from Kicks-crew.
Air Jordan V Retro
Black/Varsity Red/Metallic Silver