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Air Jordan 5 Fire Red 2020 – The 1990 OG

air jordan 5 fire red 2020

Hey everyone what’s up??? May is almost here, and we will be seeing a few new drops throughout the month. 30 years later, the iconic Air Jordan 5 is stil a hot topic and this week we will be seeing the OG return.

The Air Jordan 5 Fire Red 2020 will return in it OG form with the Nike Logo on the heel. If you guys remember, on March 28th 1990, Michael Jordan scored 69 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers. This colorway honors that victory, and will finally be available this week after a lot of hold backs.

Are you excited about the return of these classics??

Bulls Vs Cavs (March 28th, 1990)

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 Air Jordan 5 (According To Footlocker.com)

  • Synthetic and textile upper delivers a classic look with comfort and durability.
  • Nike Air Units provide bouncy, lightweight cushioning for all-day comfort.
  • Stretch-knit internal bootie provides a snug, secure fit.
  • Durable rubber outsole offers secure traction on a variety of surfaces.
  • Adjustable lace toggle.

Additional Features

This sneaker comes dressed in a white, black, silver, and fire red colorway. The upper is constructed with leather and dressed in white, while the silver tongue comes with 3m reflection. You will notice the hits of red on the inner lining, jumpman on the tongues, shark teeth on the midsoles, and Nike Air on the heels.

Finally, it comes with a black midsole and icy translucent outsoles.

Release Date

The release date has been getting pushed back a lot, but we will finally get to cop them this week. They are releasing on May the 2nd. They will retail at $200.00.

Air Jordan 5 Fire Red 2020

May 2nd, 2020

$200.00

Style Code: DA1911-102

Additional Images

Video Of The Sneaker

Conclusion

The OG Air Jordans are always the must have. These will be an instant sellout, so you will definitely have to look out for these highly anticipated kicks. Who’s copping???

Leave your comments and questions in the comment section, and I will be happy to answer to you. Make sure to subscribe to my site as daily sneaker blogs are created on this site. As always, stay tuned for more sneaker updates in the future!

Thanks For Reading!!!

Ahmad Ballard

18 Comments

  1. I love these Air Jordan’s. I’ve got about 10 Air Jordan sneakers since about 5 years ago because I like the look and quality build. I like that these ones offer all-day comfort and a classy look with comfort and durability. I don’t actually use my Air Jordan’s for basketball because I prefer them as casual wear. I’m thinking of getting these for everyday use because I like the look of them. Thanks.

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  2. I definitely need these classics. April-May is going to be a busy period for me. Got the Court Purple 1’s and DMP 6’s, I need these 5’s, the Game Royal 1’s and Flint 13’s to close out May.

  3. Hello there, thanks for this masterpiece review about the air jordan. I thought i was a basketball fan but seeing this  and some history of Michael Jordan is awesome. All i know is i sure am getting one of this pair in honor of Michael Jordan and also the cool features in this pair. Great work

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  4. Hi Ahmad,

    Thank you for this well written article. Previously I just knew the general facts about Michael Jordan, but your article has provided me with real insight of the person.

    Wow! Even the history of Nike, and the part of the Poynter sisters. This is really interesting stuff!

    I wish you all the best and lots of success with your web page!

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  5. That is a great looking set of Jordan’s! I’ve got quite a few in my collection but nothing beats this classic look. I still remember watching that game in 1990, the bulls of the early 90’s is still the most exciting team to watch. Thanks for including the video so I could watch it again for the nostalgia. Do you know if they will be a limited release and how many pair they plan to sell?

    • Hello Tyler, thanks for the comment. I was unable to find out how many pairs they will sell, but they are highly anticipated and will instantly sell out. 

  6. Crazy how Nike & the Air Jordan brand have transcended the sneaker industry and have become greater than the original intended purpose. Living in NYC, it was common to hear about a release of a new Air Jordan shoe and to have lines of people waiting for them to show up… similar to an iPhone launch. Great Michael Jordan story… I’ve heard that one several times before. Being a Knick fan in the 90’s, Jordan was the face of the enemy as they routinely crushed our championship aspirations… Jordan was so huge at the time, that I sometimes forget that a generation of basketball fans have never seen him play or have a true inkling of how big MJ actually was…. my youngest is 23, recently we were having this same conversation and when I asked him who Michael Jordan was, his response was… a famous shoemaker!

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  7. A very great review on this tennis including Michal Jorda’s career. I must say that his name is and will be in the league forever. He is seen as one of the best and in some cases the best to have ever set foot on the basketball court. His tennis sells like hot cake and what is so amazing is that no matter the price his tennis will sell. These Jordans are beautiful and I am sure they will sell well.

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  8. Helo Ahmad! Well done. You have really tried in putting so much effort on this article. I have been a huge fan of the air Jordan, they are really nice products. And I must say that this air Jordan 5 fire res 2020 is really fascinating with so much interesting features. I guess this will be another pair to my collection. Thanka for sharing this article. 

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  9. Now this is another very beautiful piece in the air Jordan series and collections. This air Jordan 5fire has some very interesting details to it from the slickness of the design and how easy it is to be used for the game while also blending.g it with fashion. I really like it. Thanks

  10. My husband loves Air Jordan sneakers and OG Air Jordans are his favorite. We both love basketball and he’s going to have his birthday in a few weeks. So I want to surprise him with a pair of his favorite sneakers.

    As I was reading who is Michael Jordan I was wondering if there were people that didn’t know. But, yeah, a new generation is coming up. I and my husband are millennials but all these kids growing up may not know.

  11. That’s awesome. The design and the quality of this Air Jordan is practically fantastic and I hereby commend the manufacturers for a job well done on this shoe. The quality gives me a lot of Joy. The beautiful white colour and the red colours attachment are my best. Thumbs up!

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