Take a long look over the history of Michael Jordan‘s signature sneaker line and you’ll find certain key themes. One of the most important happens to be flight. From the original Wings logo to some later models, the idea of flight is always present. It’s not surprising, either. Think of MJ and sky-high highlight dunks are some of the first images that always come to mind.
The Air Jordan V is probably the pinnacle of that. Sporting distinct World War II fighter plane features, such as the iconic midsole teeth that also appeared on the aforementioned fighters, the V was the sneaker Jordan wore during the last year he lost to the Bad Boys in the playoffs. In that sense, it represented the closing of a chapter for him.
Available this Saturday at Champs Sports will be the latest Jordan V Low, with this particular colorway being labeled the “Dunk From Above.” Sporting hues of Metallic Gold and Midnight Navy atop a white upper, which are meant to support this seasonal theme, the low-top is a unique colorway we haven’t seen before on this particular silhouette.
The inspiration behind the original Air Jordan V back in 1990 was all about flight. Now the latest Air Jordan V Low, dubbed “Dunk From Above,” is taking that to another level. As Tinker Hatfield once said of the V, Jordan “would be floating around the edges of the game and come out of nowhere and attack…As I worked through the design of the shoe, I thought I’d make it look a little bit like a fighter plane.”