The Air Jordan 5 Light Aqua Review- Perfect Colorway For The Summertime!!

air jordan 5 light aqua

Name Of Sneaker: Air Jordan 5 Light Aqua

Best Place To Purchase: Ebay.com

Price Range: $169.99-$216.30

We have exciting news for the GS size sneaker heads out there!! Jordan Brand has just dropped a brand new colorway of the Air Jordan 5 today. The Air Jordan 5 Light Aqua is perfect for this current season, don’t you agree??? Who’s planning to grab these hot kicks??? You can make a purchase now.

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

These have release today, and are available now. These are the perfect jays for this type of weather. GO AND COP A PAIR NOW!!

Additional Images

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Video Of The Sneaker



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.

Thanks For Reading!!!

Ahmad Ballard


  1. Thanks for the heads up on the release of this Air Jordan! I usually don’t go for lighter colors on shoes, but I do like the look of the light aqua!

  2. I really enjoyed this article.
    I didn’t know that Michael Jordan has made Nike to be Nike now.
    I love Nike shoes because they are comfortable.
    Michael Jordan is a legend and I am sure all Jordan shoes will be best seller.

    • Hello Dan, thanks for the comment. Nike have great sneakers and apparel. Feel free to always check out my site for more upcoming sneaker blogs!!!

  3. Ahmad, you have an awesome site my friend. Your content engaged me. Didn’t know much more about Air Jordan and his shoe history with Nike. Boy I’m 64 and did know much of Nike’s standings in the history of shoe until your site came along. Adidas and Converse was approached by MJ and they turned him down….whaa??? Nike was a nobody, I didn’t know that Nike was struggling until Jordan came along.

    Yes, that was a perfect marriage. Look at them today.

    Thank you Ahmad. You have a great site.

    Ohh, overall I love the layout and design of your site, makes for easy reading. I am a graphic artist/designer myself back in the day. The way you put together content and photos of awesome. You will go far with your site.

    Thank you for allowing me to share my personal thoughts with you Ahmad. Good job!

    • Hello Frank, thanks for the comment, I really appreciate you so much. My mission is to educate my audience about the history of Nike and Jordan sneakers. You will be surprised at how so many people like the shoes, but know nothing about them. Feel free to always check out my site for more sneaker content!!!

  4. Oh, wow! I don’t usually get so excited about things like sneakers, but these are pretty dang impressive. Thank you for such a great blog/post, you’ve really added a lot of important detail. These Air Jordans are beautiful!

  5. wow great site. Just showed my daughter the aqua lights. Dad gotta have those for the new school year. My daughter and I will be visiting here often. Thank you so much. David

  6. Wow. These sneakers are clean looking and seem comfortable. I don’t understand how kids can afford to spend $169-$216 on a pair of sneakers! What pressure. Still, I love that you give the history of Michael Jordan and his sneakers. It answers the question: Why are these sneakers so high-priced? LOL. I love it. Thanks for a great article.

    • Hello Shalisha, thanks for the comment. It is kind of ridiculous that the prices are always going up for a pair of Jordans. I remember Jordans back in the 80s and 90s used to cost $100.00, but sadly, not anymore. It is the latest trend, and sneakerheads will do anything to cop a pair. Feel free to always check out my site for more sneaker content!!!

  7. Ahmad thanks for the heads up – Acqua is my favourite colour – these are to die for. I’m in the market for a new pair of shoes.

    Plus, it is nice to learn about the origins of the air Jordan products and the beginning of the relationship between Nike and Michael Jordan – makes it more meaningful

    • Hello Ms. Allen, thanks for the comment. This would be the perfect gift to buy for yourself I say. Feel free to always check out my site for more sneaker news!!!

  8. I love Jordans and have been waiting to pick these up! The color scheme is amazing, I am so excited to pick these up! Thank you so much for the info

    • Hello AJ, thanks for the comment. This is the perfect colorway of the Air Jordan 5 to rock for this current season. Feel free to always check out my site for more upcoming sneaker blogs!!!

  9. Hi Ahmad, great article! I love sneakers especially Nike but I don’t know anything about MJ except he is a famous basketball player thanks to you now I know about him. I will check your site again to check a new release sneaker.

  10. I absolutely love this shoe! I have to check this out. First of all I am a fan of Nike. I love the color, the style, the look. Thanks for all the information on this shoe!

    • Hello once again Leah, it is great to hear from you again. This shoe is definitely something nice for the summertime. I hope to hear from you again soon!!

  11. Hi Ahmad!
    Congrats on your site and post!
    I am not “a basketball man” but regardless I like your review of the Air Jordan basketball sneakers and the way you are presenting them.
    It is a summertime and many people want to wear nice and light sneakers during this season.
    Your post will definitely help them to pick up the right pair of sneakers.
    Great job!

    • Hello Igor, thanks for the comment. This is the perfect season for these hot kicks. Feel free to always check out my site as I post sneaker blogs daily!!!

  12. I think these are really cool kicks. I love the design. By any chance are they available in a darker shade?

  13. Hi Ahmad. You have done a good job of leaving plenty of pictures from several views of several styles. The videos take it a step further in giving those interested a better idea of how they will look on a person and if they would look good on them. These shoes seem to have a bit of history and reputation behind them.

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