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