While it technically is the end of September and this all-new edition of the Air Jordan V does feature bright orange details as the primary accent color, there is no need to go into full-on fall mode just yet. So take it easy on the pumpkin spice request on your coffee order and hang tight with that root vegetable carving device because there is an important distinction to be made here.
This is not simply a new release of the fifth silhouette of the most significant line of signature basketball shoes of all time in fall-ready colors. This ‘Shattered Backboard’ edition of the Air Jordan V pays tribute to an event that took place early in Michael Jordan’s illustrious career but would foreshadow the physics altering impact on the game he would go on to have.
The latest AJV colorway pairs a sail-colored base of leather and textile elements on the upper with distinct design features and logo branding in bright orange and black. It’s taking cues from the jersey that Jordan wore during the scarcely recorded exhibition game in Italy that included the safety glass shattering display of supreme athleticism that served as the shoe’s color scheme as well as the source of its name.
The Air Jordan V ‘Shattered Backboard’ releases on Saturday, September 25th, at 9:00 am CEST at BSTN. Pick up your pair via the button below!