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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. 

AVERAGE RETAIL PRICE: $190

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