Peeps will always love this sneaker, considering the history and the design, and that’s amazing for a shoe that’s 25 years old.
The Air Jordan V first released from Nike in the spring of 1990, just as Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls were gearing up for the playoffs. That year saw them post their best season of the MJ era, winning 55 games and advancing all the way to a Game 7 against Detroit in the Eastern Conference Finals. It also saw the coaching debut of Phil Jackson.
While the season would end in heartbreak and migraines — thanks, Scottie — the sneaker that Jordan wore that year was special. The iconic reflective 3M tongue, the midsole teeth, the mesh netting, the lace locks, the V was an undeniable classic and helped complete a trifecta of shoes from Tinker Hatfield — the III-V — that solidified Jordan’s shoes as the best thing on the market. BY FAR.
Since then, we’ve seen the V become the first retro after the turn of the century and later release again in a wide variety of colors, from the 2006 “Green Beans” to the epic 2009 “Raging Bulls” pack. It seems like, no matter what, the silhouette always looks good…maybe not so much with shorts but with pants? It gets no better.
This weekend, one of the original retros is returning at Champs Sports. The “Metallic Silver” colorway is part of the Jordan Brand‘s remastered program for 2015 and figures to blow the rest of the field away in April. Any true sneakerhead needs this sneaker in their rotation. Why? Here are 5 Reasons Why Everyone Loves the Air Jordan 5.
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