Dominating the hardwoods in 1990, the Jordan 5’s entered a new era of sneaker consciousness. Sought after due to its legendary namesake, the Jordan 5 was not an only icon but became a motif for cultural change. One was its hefty $125 (£101) price tag, with the 5’s becoming the most expensive Jordan at the time, and another being the first Jordan Michael played in as he got one step closer to beating bad boys Detroit Pistons. Unveiling 4 OG colourways including the ‘Fire Red’ (Black tongue), ‘Fire Red’ (Reflective tongue), ‘Metallic’, and ‘Grape’ meant that the designer Tinker Hatfield knew a thing or two about keeping the Jordan label’s foot on the acceleration pedal.
This ‘Dunk on Mars’ rendition is this season’s latest creation that takes you on an outlandish journey to outer space. Loud and proud and inspired by Spike Lee’s Mars Blackmon’s character that features in many of MJ’s lucrative ads, the fit lives up to its namesake via its red suede body that covers the uppers from head to toe. Mesh netting delivers ventilation to the sidewalls, while a 3M reflective tongue backs you up on those late-night strolls. Branded ‘23’ labelling sits on the laterals, while a lace toggle offers extra adjustability. Downstairs, the fit is equipped with a visible Air unit that delivers optimal cushioning, while there’s plenty of grippiness in the translucent outsole.
The WMNS Air Jordan V ‘Dunk on Mars’ is now available to shop in-store and online here!