The Air Jordan 5 was first released 23 years ago back in 1990, and while the original colorways were closely tied to Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls colors and amplified by some perfect product placement on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, the silhouette has been the recipient of some incredible colorways over the years that had nothing to do with the OGs. According to some recent rumors, Jordan Brand is preparing to give a new generation a chance to experience some of those impressive non-original colorways in the coming months.
Air Jordan 5 “Olive”
Looking back at the releases of 2006, you might argue that when it comes to the Air Jordan 5, few years were as packed with impressive releases. One of the most sought-after drops that year was the Air Jordan 5 “Olive” that, at the time, satiated the Jordan fans looking for an “Undefeated-like” military-inspired colorway. The interesting thing about the “Olive” AJ5 release is that it used an upper material that was unlike any of the leather or suede versions before it. Let’s hope the summer 2024 release takes that same approach.
Air Jordan 5 “Burgundy”
Another AJ5 that was first released in 2006, this upcoming re-release rumored to drop in September of this year is perfect for the “Burgundy Boys” out there. The Air Jordan 5 “Burgundy” appears to have all the makings of the first release, speckle print on the midsole, the translucent outsole and lace-lock, and the iconic reflective tongue, which will make these a must-have for many. According to Sneaker News, these will release on September 9th, 2023 for $225.
Air Jordan 5 “Reverse Georgetown”
While the previously mentioned Air Jordan 5s are re-releases of arguable classics, Sole Retriever is reporting that a new Georgetown Hoyas-inspired colorway is also set to drop later this year. The “Reverse Georgetown” Air Jordan 5 is set to come in an all-navy blue upper with grey accents, reflective tongue, and an icy blue outsole. If you’ve been around the sneaker game long enough, you will probably see the similarities between this colorway and several “PE” Georgetown Air Jordans. However, without official images, we’ll have to keep our eyes peeled and fingers crossed for more info.
For now, ditch those cardboard sneaker boxes and make room in your Sneaker Throne for these upcoming Air Jordan releases.