The Jordan brand is going big before going home in this new Air Jordan 5 Retro sneaker. With sleek minimal style and patriotic tones, the Air Jordan 5 Retro refuses to take second best when there’s a higher medal at stake. This shoe is going for gold and there’s no hiding it. Jordan Brand has given one of its most iconic and popular silhouettes, the Air Jordan 5 Retro, an Olympic make-over.
Instead of the commonly used red and blue patriotic feel, this shoe is obviously inspired by a colorway befitting of the medal podium—well, the shiniest one on the podium at least. The tongue is a metallic gold, with gold also appearing as an accent on the midsole. The white, black and gold palette works exceptionally well, keeping with subtle nuances of the shoe while aggressively imposing upon its more defining characteristics like the tongue and midsole splatter.
Races and hoops aside, what medal would you award the Air Jordan 5 Retro ‘Olympic’ ?