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Air Jordan 5 NRG “Fresh Prince”

In honor of Will Smith’s – aka the Fresh Prince – 50th birthday, the Jordan Brand will be releasing an alternate take on the illustrious Air Jordan 5 “Grape” inspired by the laceless pair he frequently wore on set. Leading up the the drop, Smith and the Jumpman have created a hilarious marketing campaign centered around parody unboxing videos, giving Smith a @philasneakerguy68 alias. Of course, devoid of any laces, this upcoming Jordan 5 equips Nike Air branding on its heels, a special West Philadelphia hit underneath its tongue, and custom Fresh Prince x Jordan insoles done up in a familiar pink and yellow striped pattern. Due to its NRG label, pairs are expected to be relatively limited upon their arrival at select retailers on September 25th, Smith’s actual birthday. However, the Jumpman will also be releasing an incredibly exclusive friends and family pair dipped in gold that will be capped at only 23 pairs worldwide.

Dubbed the Air Jordan 5 NRG Fresh Prince, this iteration of the model opts for an Air Jordan 5 Grape color scheme as White, Grape Ice, Black, and New Emerald can all be found on the leather shoe. What really gives the shoe the Fresh Prince vibes is the decision to remove the customary lacing system by sealing the lace holes, resulting in a slip-on design, much like Will used to wear on your favorite 90’s sitcom. Other details on the shoe include the “West Philadelphia” text underneath the tongue, Nike Air branding on the heels and Fresh Prince inspired insoles. Look for the Air Jordan 5 NRG Fresh Prince to debut on September 25th.

Dressed in a White, Grape Ice, Black, and New Emerald color scheme. This Air Jordan 5 looks exactly like the OG Grapes, but with some added detailing. It includes “West Philadelphia” text underneath the tongue, Nike Air branding on the heels, no laces (sealed lace holes) – as a nod to the way Will Smith wore them, and Fresh Prince inspired insoles.

Air Jordan 5 NRG “Fresh Prince”
Color: White/Grape Ice-Black-New Emerald
Style Code: AV3919-135
Release Date: September 25, 2018
Price: $190

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Air Jordan 5 Retro “International Flight”

Since the beginning of time, the Jordan 5 has always been one of Jumpman’s most iconic silhouettes, and the Jordan 5 International Flight White perfectly embodies everything that makes the sneaker so legendary. Unique yet understated compared to other Jordan 5 colourways, this shoe takes some of Jordan Brand’s classic features and combines them with a clean and modern design.

Inspired by an exhibition game that Michael Jordan played in Barcelona against the Spanish National All-Star team, the Jordan 5 International Flight White takes cues from the blue and orange jerseys worn by the teams in the game. Premium tumbled leather painted in ‘Sail’ makes up for the majority of the AJ5’s upper, while a black midsole and Jumpman offer a bit of contrast. To round it all off, the mesh panelling on sides are designed to resemble Barcelona’s iconic street art.

This Air Jordan 5 draws inspiration from a game played in Barcelona, Spain, in August 1990 (where MJ scored 37 points). It swaps the Fire Red color blocking with a Racer Blue, Sail and Cone colorway. Barcelona street art inspired the design on the inner lining and behind the quarter panel. A black midsole and outsole wraps things up.

The Air Jordan 5 will be included in an upcoming Air Jordan “International Flight” Pack, which is scheduled to release this August.Dressed in a Sail, Orange Peel, Black and Hyper Royal Color scheme. This Air Jordan 5 is highlighted with its 90s-themed design on the netting and speckled detailing on the shark teeth. It features a Sail upper with Orange and Blue accents atop an icy sole. Additional details includes, 3M Reflective tongues, PE styled “23” on the heels and an insole that reads, “Air Jordan International” as a nod to international basketball.

Multiple times per year, Jordan Brand creates sneaker collections or packs that are meant to further the illustrious legacy of the one-and-only Michael Jordan. We have already seen that this year with the Air Jordan 1 “Best Hand In The Game” collection and now we are seeing it again with the ongoing “International Flight” pack. Starting with the Air Jordan 3 that released on June 30th, this collection is inspired by the unmatched international influence that MJ had on the game of basketball. This upcoming Jordan 5 set to release as part of this collection is inspired by an exhibition game MJ played in Barcelona against the Spanish National All-Star team. Taking cues from the blue and orange jerseys worn by the teams in the game, this AJ5 sports a blue/orange/sail color scheme that also features elements that emulate Barcelona’s beautifully famous graffiti street art.

Official images of this brand new Air Jordan 5 are available below while pairs are expected to arrive on shelves on August 4th. Enjoy a full look as well as our detailed where to buy list that will be updated up until this sneakers’ official release on August 4th in a full array of family sizes.

Air Jordan 5 “International Flight”
Color: Sail/Orange Peel-Black-Hyper Royal
Style Code: 136027-148
Release Date: August 25, 2018
Price: $190