Michael Jordan’s fledgling days at Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina are well-documented. Most know the famous story about Jordan being cut from the varsity basketball team as a rail-thin 5’11 sophomore who couldn’t dunk — and the motivation that the slight provided him to become great. Laney’s blue and yellow color scheme has served as a base for many Jordan shoes as well. The “Laney” Air Jordan 5 originally released in 2000 and again in 2013, while the Air Jordan 8, Air Jordan 14 Low and Air Jordan 1 have received Laney makeovers as well. Now, Laney High’s colors are set to come back to Jordan Brand in 2019, as a new Air Jordan Retro 5+ “JSP” bearing a new take on the familiar scheme is set to release in February.
While previous Laney AJ5s used a white leather as a base, this new model provides a full-on varsity experience. A blue nubuck serves as the base color for the upper, while a speckled grey midsole offers contrast. A yellow chenille material — not unlike what you’d see on a letterman jacket’s patches — appears on the tongue’s Jumpman, heel “23” logo and the sockliner, and the look is then completed by a translucent outsole with further yellow and blue detailing. These new 5s are set to release February 2nd in grade-school sizes, so keep it locked here for updates as they’re available, and let us know your thoughts on this alternate “Laney” makeup as well.
Air Jordan 5 Retro+ JSP
Release Date: February 2nd, 2019
Color: Varsity Royal/Light Charcoal-Varsity Maize
Style Code: CD2720-400
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