words // Brandon Richard
Without a doubt one of the most popular Jordan shoes in the entire Air Jordan line, the “Metallic” Air Jordan V will make a return to retail tonight. Worn by Michael Jordan during the 1989-1990 NBA season, the highly coveted shoe features a black nubuck upper, clear netted side paneling, 3M reflective tongue, metallic silver “teeth” detailing on the midsole and a translucent rubber outsole. Additionally, just like when the shoe last re-released in 2007, the shoes have been embroidered with MJ’s number “23” on the heels like his original Player Exclusives.
What exactly did Michael Jordan accomplish in the Air Jordan V? While we may remember the 1989-1990 season as his last without a championship under his belt, he continued to excel as an individual. Michael won his fourth of seven-straight scoring titles, averaging 33.6 points per game. Additionally, his “Airness” recorded 6.9 rebounds, 6.3 assists and a league leading 2.8 steals per outing. Jordan was named to the NBA All-Star team, First Team All-NBA and First Team All-Defense. Not a bad year of work for the greatest to ever do it.
In preparation for tonight’s big release, Sole Shots takes a trip down memory lane, showcasing some of the best photos of the “Metallic” Air Jordan V from members of the Sole Collector forum and sneaker enthusiasts from around the world. Check out the flicks below and pick up your “Metallic” Air Jordan Retro 5 from Eastbay at midnight.
Available Tonight: Air Jordan Retro 5 – Black/Varsity Red-Metallic Silver
Air Butchie Productions, Pasadena, California
Uncle aka UnclesFoto, Toronto Canada
Piotrek Lakowski aka Laq, Warsaw Poland
Pat Lauder aka quickster, Gilroy, California
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