Michael Jordan credits his teachers and educators with helping him achieve the confidence and level of greatness that aided him in becoming the greatest basketball player of all time. To give back, MJ started the WINGS Scholarship Program that is meant to build relationships with teachers and mentors with the fundamental belief that “when given the chance, everyone can fly.” In the past, the Jordan Brand has honored this program with prestigious releases the likes of the Air Jordan 1 and the Air Jordan 12‘ “Wings” that have gone on the be two of the more coveted special releases in the brand’s history. Recently, graduates who utilized the wings program were also gifted the recently released Air Jordan 12 “Michigan”.
Now, the Jumpman has a colorful Air Jordan 5 to add to the mix as part of the growing WINGS initiative. Starting with the underside of the tongue, Jordan’s iconic Wings poster gets embroidered in black and white with the phrase “Everyone Can Fly” sitting underneath it. Its upper sports a white base with a number of graphics printed on it that appear to be a multitude of sketches from city streets alongside inspirational text. Mint green shark teeth and lace stays as well as a red embroidered Jumpman on the heel finish off this selection that is expected to be numbered just like its “Wing” predecessors. Enjoy a first look at this Air Jordan 5 “Wings” below and stay tuned for updates that should be coming in the near future.
Air Jordan 5 “Wings
Style Code: AV2405-900 (Men’s)
Style Code: AV3663-900 (GS)