It was back in 1990 when the Air Jordan 5 made its original retail debut and its “Black-Metallic Silver” iteration was one of the initial four colorways of the model that Jordan Brand had dropped. As just about every sneakerhead must know by now, the inspiration for the fifth Air Jordan silhouette came from the North American P-51 Mustang fighter-bomber that was used during the Second World War. It was not until 2000 that the original Air Jordan 5 colorways received the retro treatment. It is being speculated that the 2016 version of the Air Jordan 5 “Black Silver” might be the best one yet.
It actually kind of makes sense why Jordan Brand cleverly made the decision for this particular Air Jordan 5 colorway to make its comeback as a part of July 2016’s Air Jordan releases. Even though this OG rendition of the Air Jordan 5 had arrived at retailers back in the 90s, it actually fits right in between the two Olympic-themed Air Jordan 5 Retro “Gold” and “Bronze” iterations. It is a fact, that Jordan Brand has not really designed a third “Silver” colorway to go along with them and it is also a fact that the returning Air Jordan 5 is indeed equipped reflective Metallic Silver-colored 3M tongue.
This returning Air Jordan 5 also happens to be the latest installment from Jordan Brand’s retro remaster initiative. This means that it will be closer to the original from 1990 and the Nike Air branding will be featured on the heels. Since it will look exactly like the OG, so it will sport ominous Black-colored uppers that are predominantly made up of nubuck, while the side panels will be equipped with the signature netting. As mentioned, its reflective 3M tongues will be dressed up in Metallic Silver and it will also be equipped with icy, blue, translucent outsoles.
With the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics scheduled to take place next month in August, this sneaker is arriving just in time among the July 2016’s final Air Jordan releases. It has already been confirmed that the Air Jordan 5 “Black Silver” will make its retail debut at a price of $220 on July 23rd.
Air Jordan 5 “Black Silver”
Black/Fire Red-Metallic Silver-White
Release Date : July 23rd,2016
845035-003 | $220