Air Jordan 5 ‘Dark Concord’ Release August 6th

Air Jordan 5 ‘Dark Concord’ Release August 6th

Haven Neiman

It's 1990, and Michael Jordan still has yet to win an NBA Championship title. At the same time, the legendary sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield (who was the designer behind most of the world’s favorite Air Jordan models), was on a mission to create the next Air Jordan silhouette. He wanted the design to be functional yet supportive for the great athletes' feet, but the aesthetics and design also needed to match Michael Jordan’s bold mindset. It was then that Hatfield was inspired by Michael Jordan’s biting on-court style while beating the Detroit Pistons during the 1989-1990 NBA season. This monumental moment reminded him of an Air Force Fleet, and the two concepts joined together to create the main focal point of the Air Jordan 5—its shark tooth midsole.

The Air Jordan 5 was a trendsetting shoe and also the first in the line to feature a clear translucent outsole. Additionally, the Air Jordan 5 had reflective 3M material at the tongue, which spread to other silhouettes over time. This premium sneaker assisted the world’s greatest athlete in his pursuit of basketball dominance and was also a hallmark of early ‘90s fashion. Its original colorways began to release in February of 1990, with four original colors: White/Black, Black/Metallic, White/Fire Red, and White/Grape. Some of the design’s most iconic colorways include Laney, Green Bean, Wolf Grey, and Raging Bull. Featuring an array of low tops, hybrids, and collaborations, the Air Jordan 5 has grown to become a timeless sneaker in pop culture entirely. 

With that, the Air Jordan line introduces its latest addition to the Air Jordan 5 repertoire—’Dark Concord.’ Releasing in family sizing, the sneaker takes on unique color blocking while synonymously referencing the OG ‘Fire Red’ colorway. The leather upper incorporates a reflective silver tongue paired with an Air polyurethane midsole. Contrasting pops of violet are seen in the Jumpman branding, interior lining, and signature shark tooth detailing. The translucent herringbone rubber outsole provides optimal durability and traction.

FEATURE Release -Saturday, August 6th

  • Air Jordan 5 ‘Dark Concord’ - DD0587-141
  • Air Jordan 5 ‘Dark Concord’ (GS) - 440888-141
  • Air Jordan 5 ‘Dark Concord’ (PS) - 440889-141
  • Air Jordan 5 ‘Dark Concord’ (TD) - 440890-141

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