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Better Air Jordan 5: “Black Metallic” or “Bin 23”

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Designed by Tinker Hatfield and originally released in 1990, the Air Jordan 5 debuted in four colorways during its initial run. The shoe was inspired by a World War 2 Mustang fighter jet and featured a 3M reflective tongue, mesh netting on the tongue and side panels as well as unique lace locks.

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Last seen in 2016, the Air Jordan 5 “Black Metallic” returned as a remastered version of the OG colorway released back in 1990. It was a faithful reproduction of the original design that included 3M reflective tongues and “Nike Air” logos on the heels.

Part of Jordan Brand’s Bin 23 program, the Air Jordan 5 Premio “Bin 23” released back in 2011 and was limited to only 2,133 pairs. Alex Meacham, the former Cincinnati Bearcat and Air Jordan collector was the man who help design the shoe, as a nod to when Michael Jordan wore White laces on the original “Black Metallic” Air Jordan 5s. One of the key details includes the series’ signature wax seal stamped onto the heels.

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Air Jordan 5 “Black Metallic”

Air Jordan 5 OG Black Metallic 2016

Air Jordan 5 OG Black Metallic 2016

Air Jordan 5 OG Black Metallic 2016

Air Jordan 5 OG Black Metallic 2016

Air Jordan 5 Premio “Bin 23”

Air Jordan 5 Premio Bin 23 2011

Air Jordan 5 Premio Bin 23 2011

Air Jordan 5 Premio Bin 23 2011

Air Jordan 5 Premio Bin 23 2011

Mario Briguglio
Mario Briguglio
Founder and Editor in Chief. My passion for sneakers started at age 6 and now I've turned my passion into a profession. Favorite Kicks - Air Jordan 3 "Black Cement"

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