AIR JORDAN V

By 1990 everything was clicking for Jordan and his teammates—with the Bulls, and with Nike. The shoe that Hatfield came up with was different than anything that had been tried before: it featured a reflective 3M tongue, a partially-clear outsole and a “flame” design on the midsole inspired by the P-51 Mustang, a World War II fighter plane. They also came with lacelocks designed with clear plastic “wings,” the first “extra” to come with a pair of Jordans since the original Jordans’ extra laces.

The shoe was out there—Hatfield had to try extra-hard to get it through Nike corporate—but it worked. It was a futuristic shoe for a futuristic time. Unfortunately, Isiah Thomas and the Pistons made sure that Jordan and the Bulls wouldn’t have the ultimate success until the future, but it was coming. Very soon.

  • jojochicago

    this is my shoe! i luv this shoe! the balck ones too. if the dam net wouldn’t turn yellow and that part of the sole!!! DAM!

  • http://ricky_thomas45yahoo.com PoSt~Up~SqUaD

    OKKKK DOPE

  • http://www.myspace.com/chocolategentleman Ricky Godette

    These Jordans are # 5 on my top 5 list behind the IV’s,IX’s,XI’s and XIII’s only because they don’t have the best grip in the world. They look hot but they definitely won’t last you more than 10 games as far as the grip goes. -Ricky- http://www.myspace.com/chocolategentleman

  • mannyworld33

    THESE JOINTS IS HOT BUT YOU GOTTA BE CAREFUL HOOPIN’ IN THEM CAUSE THE ANKLE SUPPORT ANI’T THAT GREAT ASK KENYON MARTIN.