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A revival brewing for far too long, the Air Jordan 5 “Fire Red” is slowly arriving closer and closer to its 2020 release date, and with many a fellow peer set to drop alongside, it’s likely to be a great year (fingers crossed).
Featuring every one of its most signature accents in a form true to retro likeness, the pair crafts with close homage just as the 1985 editions of the AJ1 are set to do.
However, these hold a much more special place for dedicated fans as this is the first appearance of this magnitude to come out since 1999, a fitting celebration for the silhouette’s upcoming 30th anniversary.
Aesthetics-wise, the constructions are quite mint overall as they essentially reverse the yellow of everyone’s personal pair for perfectly white cages and icy blue tread.
Blacks on the midsole adorn with the spiked print right near the forefoot, matching the same bright red accents on the top half’s toggle, Jumpman insignia, and lining.
The reflective top of the tongue creates a neutral yet complimenting contrast to the colorless dye of the smooth leather constructions, finishing strong with Nike Air right on the heel.
Shattering sales records year after year, the December release of the Air Jordan 11 Retro has risen to be Jordan Brand’s most significant shoe release of the four seasons. That said, the bar is set rather high for the upcoming drop of the famed “Bred” Jordan 11s as this original colorway from 1996 is scheduled to hit stores on December 14th in adult, big kids, little kids, pre-school, and toddler size offerings. While each and ever OG colorway of the patent leather shoes have their own esteem, many consider the Jordan 11 “Bred” as the pinnacle exemplar of luxury and sport as Jordan rode this colorway all the way through the unthinkable 72-10 season and ensuing NBA championship.
Here’s a brief history of Air Jordan 11 “Bred” releases: First released in 1996, then retro iterations followed in 2001, 2008 (the CDP package), 2012, and now in 2019 – complete with the “remastered” shape that aims to keep the total package as true to the original. Check out these official images and stay tuned to the what is poised to be the best-selling Nike shoe release in the entire history of the brand.
The Los Angeles Lakers, unquestionably one of the most storied franchises in sports history, is having a bit a moment right now thanks to the recent (and unfinished) roster upheaval that could have Showtime back in the Finals next June.
Despite their greatness throughout the decades, they were not an exception to Michael Jordan’s pure dominance in the 1990s.
In fact, their 1991 appearance on the Big Stage against the GOAT marked the start of the Chicago dynasty and the end to the Lakers run, although things picked up a bit when they acquired Shaq just a few years later.
This upcoming Air Jordan 13, clearly decorated in Lakers colors, is actually part of a larger “Rivals” Pack that sees classic Retros done up in team colors that reflect Jordan’s most notable opponents, and as you know, anytime Jordan’s first ‘chip comes into the conversation, LA is always mentioned on the other end
Peep this detailed look at this tribute to this 90s rivalry and stay tuned for the 7/20 launch. Air Jordan 13 RetroRelease Date: July 20th, 2019$190Color: White/Black-Court Purple-University Gold