Air Jordan 5 Wings
Style Code: AV2405-900
Release Date: Summer 2018
Michael Jordan credits his teachers and educators with helping him achieve the confidence and level of greatness that aided him in becoming the greatest basketball player of all time. To give back, MJ started the WINGS Scholarship Program that is meant to build relationships with teachers and mentors with the fundamental belief that “when given the chance, everyone can fly.” In the past, the Jordan Brand has honored this program with prestigious releases the likes of the Air Jordan 1 and the Air Jordan 12‘ “Wings” that have gone on the be two of the more coveted special releases in the brand’s history. Recently, graduates who utilized the wings program were also gifted the recently released Air Jordan 12 “Michigan”.
Now, the Jumpman has a colorful Air Jordan 5 to add to the mix as part of the growing WINGS initiative. Starting with the underside of the tongue, Jordan’s iconic Wings poster gets embroidered in black and white with the phrase “Everyone Can Fly” sitting underneath it. Its upper sports a white base with a number of graphics printed on it that appear to be a multitude of sketches from city streets alongside inspirational text. Mint green shark teeth and lace stays as well as a red embroidered Jumpman on the heel finish off this selection that is expected to be numbered just like its “Wing” predecessors.
Jordan Brand‘s newest addition to its “Wings” collection is a colorful Air Jordan 5. The new sneaker will join the ranks of a bronzed Air Jordan 1 and a clean black/white/gold Air Jordan 12, all of which are made for Michael Jordan‘s Wings initiative dedicated to influencing the youth through education and community building.
The Air Jordan 5 “Wings” boasts a white leather upper with an all-over print featuring illustrations of Chicago and its neighborhoods. Each shoe dons a unique print, making every pair one-of-a-kind. Other special details include semi-translucent mint green Wings lacelocks and side panels, which glow in the dark, a 3M reflective tongue tab, embroidered Jumpman logos, a special label in the inner tongue and an icy outsole.