Bringing back some of the best products from the 90’s is not particularly new news now but nonetheless that doesn’t excuse consumers to still generate some excitement towards them, should some of the favorites make a come back, just as The Air Jordan 5 Grape edition has done. From the warehouses, to stock takes and shelves; into the hands of well anticipated customers, you might as well embrace the impact of their comeback because they’ll be no denying it worn on the feet of the next sneaker-head you see. Originally released in 1990, this specific colourway of the Jordan 5s never accompanied Mr Michael Jordan of the brand Air Jordan’s on the court to any of his games but rather took its attention from the loud flashy, retro youthful style of that time.
Growing up as most young adults would have witnessed, if not through idolizing Michael Jordan, then maybe seeing the L shape kicks feature on our greatest, more cherished family name TV show, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air starring actor Will Smith or maybe worn on comedian Chris Rocks comedy album Born Suspect album art. Unfortunately limited in numbers the sells of the shoe didn’t excel in comparison to the release in 2006.
Colour way trending a grape purple and aqua/ teal combination together against the crisp white leather upper body of the sneakers. Not to forget the smaller areas of black and dark navy within the waves of colour accents along the shoe sole. Like the Fresh Prince himself, these fly kicks replace strictly white sneakers during summer, to encourage the free options of vibrant summer colours and energetic themes to toy around with for a casually inspired 90’s retro look. Metaphorically speaking, your outfit can be played soft into reliably sensible looks but also loud and behold as much playful characterization of your choosing.
The shoes dropped Saturday 4th May 2013 just gone and are available in stores, check Size? to get your pair now.
Words by Abisola