Air Jordan 5

The Air Jordan 5 dropped in February 1990 and it was the first Jordan model to feature a clear rubber sole. This would be Tinker Hatfield’s 3rd shoe with Jordan Brand. Hatfield got the idea for the clear outsole from the Nike Air Mags from the Back to the Future movies. The Air Jordan 5 was also the first basketball shoe with molded foam in the upper.

The iconic peaks on the side of the shoe were inspired by the famous WWII Spitfire fighter planes, because of Michael’s high-flying and aggressive playing style. The Jordan 5 also features a 3M reflective tongue awith heel and forefoot air units. 

As for their on-court performance, they are very similar to the Air Jordan 4. They offer very good traction and decent cushioning. If you choose to hoop in these bad boys, don’t expect too much performance-wise. 


Jordan 5 Reviews

Air Jordan 5 Bluebird

Air Jordan 5 Bluebird

The Air Jordan 5 Bluebird is for all the ladies out there who love Jordans, or those who just love a lot baby blue or powder blue on their feet. We think it’s a nice looking colorway. What makes it even better is that the materials aren’t half-bad. The brand has specifically said that these are for the winter though

Air Jordan 5 Orange Blaze

Air Jordan 5 Orange Blaze Review

The Air Jordan 5 Orange Blaze looks like a very recognizable and coveted colorway, and yet doesn’t have that name attached to it. Most everything about this particular version looks fire, from the OG reflective tongue to the nice materials, but there are also some things that longtime sneakerheads might have a hard time fathoming. But, this colorway looks good,

Air Jordan 5 Moonlight-Oreo

Air Jordan 5 Moonlight / Oreo 2021 Review

The Air Jordan 5 Moonlight / Oreo is one of the weirdest named Jordan releases of the year. And there are more weird names coming before 2021 ends. This specific colorway originally released in 2013 and was simply named “Black/White.” The internet called them Oreo for obvious reasons. Now the brand is trying to attach a story that isn’t true

Don't Make 'Em Like This Anymore

They Don’t Make ‘Em Like This Anymore

Today’s video asks if Jordan Brand makes shoes like they used to, specifically comparing the Air Jordan 5 Grape Retro from 2006 with what they’re releasing today. Spoiler alert, they don’t make ’em like this anymore. Click play above to watch the full video and see the complete analysis of 2006-era Jordan Retros.

Air Jordan 5 Raging Bull

Air Jordan 5 Raging Bull 2021 Review

The Air Jordan 5 Raging Bull aka Toro Bravo was originally released in 2009 as part of a Jordan Brand pack that included an all black reflective version. Along with the Jordan Defining Moments pack, it was one of the more coveted packs in Jordan’s history.

Air Jordan 5 Stealth 2.0

Air Jordan 5 Stealth 2.0

The Air Jordan 5 Stealth returns with the 2.0 moniker due to subtle twists that differentiate it from the original 2006 retro release. Despite what you may have heard, they’re just not the same thing.  The Stealth 2.0 will release Saturday March 27, 2021 for $190 on Nike’s SNKRS app and various retailers like Phenom. We’re hopeful this release has

Air Jordan 5 Anthracite

Air Jordan 5 Anthracite

The Air Jordan 5 Anthracite looks a little plain at first look, but upon further inspection, they’re actually a pretty nice AJ 5. Releasing the same day as the Air Jordan 12 Low Super Bowl, these are the retro Jordans we’d recommend if you’re choosing one that day.

Air Jordan 5 What The

Air Jordan 5 What The

The Air Jordan 5 What The colorway is weird. It’s not a ‘What The’ using original colorways like the Air Jordan 4 What The from last year. Instead, it uses a bunch of limited and collab colorways from the recent history of Air Jordan 5 retros. Chris doesn’t seem to be a fan, but he does understand why people enjoy

Air Jordan 5 apple green

Air Jordan 5 Oregon Apple Green

The Air Jordan 5 Oregon, also called Apple Green, is a remake of the Oregon Ducks exclusive Jordan 5 Retro that released in early 2014. The style of this remake is also similar to the Jordan 5 SE Michigan that released in summer 2019.

Air Jordan 5 Alternate Bel Air

Air Jordan 5 Alternate Bel Air

The Air Jordan 5 Alternate Bel Air or Ghost Green, as Nike is calling it on SNKRS, is a very Zack Morris type of shoe. Which means it’s also a very Chris Chase type of shoe…

Air Jordan 5 Alternate Grape

Air Jordan 5 Alternate Grape

The Air Jordan 5 Alternate Grape takes its place among the many Jordan 5 releases in 2020. We’ve seen three releases so far with at least three more on the way after the Alternate Grape drops in early July. The first three releases this year were the Jordan 5 Off-White, the Jordan 5 OG Fire Red, and the Jordan 5

Air Jordan 5 Top 3

Air Jordan 5 Top 3 | Detailed Look and Review

The Air Jordan 5 Top 3 is a mashup of the three most popular original colors of the Jordan 5 —grape, black metallic and fire red. Our Twitter followers and our Discord community find it a very polarizing shoe. Most people either HATE it or LOVE it. What do you think? In the video, Chris reviews the Jordan 5 Top

SoleSavy Presents: How The Air Jordan 5 Signaled a New Mike Had Arrived

Friends of WearTesters, SoleSavy – the anti-resell, exclusive sneaker community – have just released a feature article chronicling the importance of the Air Jordan 5 in celebration of AJ5 OG ‘Fire Red’ dropping later this week. Written by Ian Stonebrook (formerly of Complex and Jordan Brand) the piece covers just how the Air Jordan 5 ended up becoming a cultural