The Air Jordan V might not hold the same esteemed status as classics like the III and XI, but you know what? I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone that disliked this silhouette. The inspiration coming together in those awesome teeth along the midsole. The lacelocks. The 3M tongue. Everything Michael Jordan did in them, from scoring a career-high 69 points against Cleveland to coming within one game of his first trip to the NBA Finals during Phil Jackson‘s first year as head coach. All of that makes a great shoe.
When Tinker Hatfield first set out to design this shoe, he compared MJ’s ability to seemingly come from out of nowhere on the court to World War II P-40 Warhawk fighter jets. That became the base for a sneaker that ended up as the perfect balance between on-court performance and off-court style. I don’t think there’s any Jordan that looks better with jeans than the V. Winter, spring, summer or fall, and the Jordan V still looks as incredible and unique as it did when it first released 25 years ago. I love the silhouette so much that I bought seven different pairs during my sophomore year in college in 2006-07, two years that the Jordan V owned.
This Saturday, we’ll see a new “Midnight Navy” colorway of the Jordan V dropping at Champs Sports, proving once again that this shoe can literally look good in any colors. Cop, stunt for the ‘gram, and know the Jordan Brand is only just gearing up for a huge 2015 schedule. The “Midnight Navy” V might not be a classic or original colorway, but as you’ll see here many of the best Air Jordan Vs ever don’t necessarily have strong historical ties. They are just super, super dope.
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