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Sneaker Talk: Air Jordan 5 “Laney Varsity Royal”

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The Air Jordan 5 “Laney” in “Varsity Royal” dropped in February 2019. This release honors Michael Jordan’s high school, Emsley A. Laney High. As a sophomore, Jordan famously didn’t make the varsity team. This setback ignited his drive to improve. He soon became a standout player. Jordan eventually made the varsity team, earning recognition for his skills. This period was crucial, laying the foundation for his legendary career.

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The shoe’s design draws from Laney High’s colors: Varsity Royal and Varsity Maize. It features a nubuck construction with breathable mesh inserts. The chenille-built tongue sports the Jumpman logo. Below, a speckled Light Charcoal midsole includes a visible Air unit in the heel. These materials and colors create a unique and stylish look.

Grab a closer look below. You can still find sizes of the Air Jordan 5 “Laney Varsity Royal” on resale sites like StockX.

This sneaker embodies Jordan’s high school journey. It reminds fans of his rise from failure to greatness. The “Laney” edition celebrates perseverance and success. With its vibrant design and historical significance, it’s a must-have for collectors. So, if you’re a fan of Jordan or love unique sneakers, check out the Jordan 5 “Laney Varsity Royal.”

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Air Jordan 5 “Laney Varsity Royal”
Color: Varsity Royal/Light Charcoal-Varsity Maize
Style Code: CD2720-400
Release Date: February 2, 2019
Price: $200

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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