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The Air Jordan 5 Light Aqua Set To Release This Saturday!!!

air jordan 5 light aqua

We have exciting news for the GS size sneaker heads out there!! Jordan Brand is dropping a brand new colorway of the Air Jordan 5 this weekend. The Air Jordan 5 Light Aqua is perfect for this current season, don’t you agree??? Who’s planning to grab these hot kicks when they drop???

Who Is Michael Jordan?

Michael Jordan is a retired professional basketball player who has played for 15 seasons in NBA for the Chicago Bulls, and the Washington Wizards. During his time at the University of North Carolina in 1982, he played basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels, and was drafted for the Chicago Bulls in 1984. He was able to entertain the crowd with his prolific scoring, defensive plays, and his ability to perform slam dunks from the free throw line at the slam dunk contests, which has earned him the nicknames: Air Jordan and His Airness.

He has won his first NBA Championship with the Bulls in 1991, and also winning again in 1992 and 1993 (three-peat). During the 1993-1994 NBA season, MJ has retired from basketball in order to pursue a minor career in baseball. In March 1995, MJ has announced his return to the NBA, and has led the Bulls to three additional championships during 1996-1998. In 1999, MJ retired from the NBA for the second time, but return again to play for the Washington Wizards during 2001-2003. Currently, MJ is the owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets.

MJ has numerous career highlights and awards:

  • 6 times NBA champion (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
  • 6 times NBA Finals MVP (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
  • 5 times NBA MVP (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998)
  • 14 times All-Star (1985-1993, 1996-1998, 2002, 2003)
  • 3 times NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998)
  • 10 times All-NBA First Team (1987-1993, 1996, 1998)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1985)
  • NBA Defensive Player Of The Year (1988)
  • 9 times NBA All-Defensive First Team (1988-1993, 1996-1998)
  • NBA Rookie Of The Year (1985)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1985)
  • 10 times NBA Scoring Championship (1987-1993, 1996-1998)
  • 3 times NBA Steals Leaders (1988, 1990, 1993)
  • 2 times NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion (1987, 1988)
  • 3 times AP Athlete Of The Year (1991, 1992, 1993)
  • 2 times USA Basketball Male Athlete Of The Year (1983, 1984)
  • Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year (1991)
  • NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-time Team
  • NCAA Champion (1982)
  • Consensus National College Player Of The Year (1984)
  • ACC Player Of The Year (1984)
  • ACC Rookie Of The Year (1982)
  • 2 times Consensus First-Team All-American (1983, 1984)
  • 2 times First-Team All-ACC (1983, 1984)
  • No. 23 Retired by Chicago Bulls
  • N0. 23 Retired by Miami Heat
  • No. 23 Retired by the University Of North Carolina

History Of The Air Jordan Brand

In 1984, Nike was a struggling shoe company looking for ways to appeal to a new segment of the shoe market, and to reinvent themselves. Nike has turned to rookie Michael Jordan to order to make an endorsement deal, but MJ showed no interest at all. MJ had plans to sign a deal with either Adidas or Converse; he loved the brands, and in North Carolina, these were the shoes that wore to play basketball in. Unfortunately, both of the brands rejected him.

Nike was offering to create a brand new line of shoes called Air Jordan, and MJ’s old agent, David Falk, saw this as a wonderful opportunity. MJ flew to the Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon, after being convinced by his parents , and his agent. During his visit, Nike has shown him a special video presentation of his college career highlights, plus his high-flying Olympics moves with Pointer Sister’s “Jump” playing in the background. Peter Moore, Nike’s Old Head Designer, also shown MJ sketches of the Air Jordan 1, and apparel to go with it. It was featured in Black and Red, and MJ was very interested with these designs. He has stated: “I can’t wear these shoes, those are devil colors”.

MJ has decided to finally make a deal with Nike, and has signed a 5-year deal that was worth $2.5 million. MJ has fueled the success of Nike, and the Air Jordan Brand is still popular today.

The Air Jordan 5 History

The Air Jordan 5 was originally released back in February 1990, created by yours truly, Tinker Hatfield. It was the first Jordan to ever have clear rubber soles. On the midsole near the icy soles, you will also notice the flames on each side of the shoes. In Tinker’s eyes, Michael Jordan’s performance was like a “Fighter Plane”, so the sneaker was designed to look like a Fighter Plane. The Jordan 5 is an inspiration of the “grey nurse shark” or the World War 2 British Fighter Plane; the Spitfire MkV3. 3m reflection was also added on the shoe tongues. The sneakers were originally retailed for $125.00.

Features Of The Shoe

This shoe features leather material on the upper featured in white. Additionally, touches of light aqua can be found on the lining and midsole, while peach is applied to the Jumpman logos, the speckled shark teeth, and outsole area. Finally, it comes with the traditional icy translucent outsoles.

Release Date

Expected release date for these sneakers is July 14th. The retail price is $140.00. These will be nice for the lovely weather, don’t miss out.

Air Jordan 5 Light Aqua

July 14th, 2018

$140.00

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Video Of The Sneaker

Conclusion

The small feet sneaker heads are always blessed with a nice colorway of the iconic Jordan sneakers. Are these on your wish list??? What are your thoughts on these??? If you have any questions or comments, leave them below. I will be happy to help you. Stay tuned for more sneaker content. Subscribe to my website, if you haven’t already.

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Ahmad Ballard

6 Comments

  1. Hi Ahmad,

    I don’t know what is wrong with Ireland we seem to never get as good sneakers (trainers we say) over here. They look great. I am thinking getting back into Basket Ball for overall health and really do need some cumfy sneakers. Ones that will support, in particular, my left ankle – old sports injury.

    Mr Jordan MUST BE earning unfathoable profits from his name on these items.

    I do have one question:- So I don’t lose track of these sneakers, can I buy them through this article, or where do I go? I want to get a pair shipped to me upon release – IF – they have not already been hoarded out of the shops upon release.

    Thanks again Ahmad!

    – Philip.

    • Hello Phil, thanks for the comment. I will be creating a product review with the affiliate links within the next couple of days. You will be able to purchase them through my links. Feel free to always check out my site for more updates!!!

  2. I love this color way of Jordan I was not aware it was dropping .These would be a shoe that many females should definitely grab .Excellent article with detail breakdown of the history of the Jordan line

    • Hello Erick, thanks for the comment. Kids will definitely love these sneakers when they release. They should make great sales. Feel free to always check out my site for more upcoming sneaker news!!!

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