The 30th anniversary of the forever-beloved Air Jordan 5 has certainly been celebrated in 2020, with everything from the return of the original “Fire Red” colourway and a coveted collaboration with Virgil Abloh.
Now, according to inside sneaker source zSneakerheadz, a new Air Jordan 5 – the “What The” model – is on its way.
While details are currently slim, the impossible-to-miss sneakers feature a yellow and red colour blocking for the respective right and left shoes. Essentially, the sneakers fuse eight rare Air Jordan styles.
The right shoe’s yellow upper is a nod to 2011’s Air Jordan 5 “Tokyo” and the tongue features 2006’s “Army Olive” hues. A printed graphic from the collar’s lining is a throwback to 2007’s “Laser,” while the midsoles and outsoles are reminiscent of the brand’s Fresh Prince-inspired “Bel-Air” model, released in 2013.
The left shoe’s red suede upper is a nod to 2009’s “Raging Bull” pack, while the yellow heel badge draws from 2013’s exclusive “Shanghai” model. The “Bel-Air” is also reflected in the left shoe, but on the collar lining. The metallic tongue reflects the volt green detailing from 2006’s popular “Green Bean,” and the black midsoles and volt outsoles are inspired by 2011’s “Quai 54.”
Word is that these colourful sneakers will be released in November and will retail for $220 USD.