Inspired by Michael Jordan’s high flying dunks, the Air Jordan line is deeply rooted in the idea of flight. First it was spelled out on the Air Jordan 4 tongue, and then it inspired the entire design of the Air Jordan 5. Taking the flight inspiration up a notch up from its predecessor, the Air Jordan 5 channeled WWII fighter planes. From the shark-mouth art to its reflective tongue and exaggerated lace locks, the Air Jordan 5 was the perfect complement to Jordan’s tenacious style of play.
While the Air Jordan 5 quickly became a symbol for attacking the rim on the court, it represented being a different kind of fly off the court. Now, nearly two decades later, the first Air Jordan of the 1990s returns in five new colorways that continue to honor the spirit of flight.
AIR JORDAN 5 “FLIGHT SUIT” PACK
This season, the Air Jordan 5 returns and pays tribute to another trend that Jordan helped pioneer: the flight suit. Made famous during his rookie season, MJ’s iconic flight suits remained a staple throughout his career. Most notably, MJ favored the suits during now iconic photoshoots for the Bred and Royal Air Jordan 1s.
Color: University Red/Black-University Red
Style Code: 136027-602
Release Date: July 1, 2017
Color: Game Royal/Black-Game Royal
Style Code: 136027-401
Release Date: September 30, 2017
AIR JORDAN 5 “CEMENT”
To honor the beginning of flight inspiration on Air Jordan models, the Air Jordan 5 adopts the iconic cement colorway from its predecessor. Mirroring the Air Jordan 4, this all new Air Jordan 5 colorway features classic cement splatter paired with white, black and red details.
Color: White/Fire Red-Tech Grey-Black
Style Code: 136027-104
Release Date: August 5, 2017
AIR JORDAN 5 “CAMO”
Since its introduction in 1990, the Air Jordan 5 has become one of the most recognizable basketball silhouettes of all time. Now, the brand revisits the original sketches and inspiration to create a fresh colorway. By combining its classic fighter plane design with an all-new camouflage colorway, the Air Jordan 5 re-emerges for flight.
Color: Dark Stucco/Fire Red
Style Code: 136027-051
Release Date: September 2, 2017
AIR JORDAN 5 PINNACLE “TRIPLE BLACK”
While Michael Jordan was leading his team to the conference finals in the Air Jordan 5, the shoe was becoming a style must-have on the streets. Inspired by fashion’s adoption of it, the brand introduces a new black-on-black Pinnacle version of the Air Jordan 5. Following the direction of past Pinnacle releases, this colorway elevates the iconic silhouette with premium leather, ribbed paneling details and a smokey translucent outsole.
Style Code: 881432-010
Release Date: July 8, 2017