Jordan 5 Retro
Vivid highlights and reflective surfaces define this Jordan 5 Retro, which is a noteworthy recreation of a fan-favorite colorway from 2006. Its foundational feature is a rubber outsole with translucent blue herringbone sections in the heel and forefoot either side of a flat area below the midfoot. This last part has a Flint Grey complexion and Jordan lettering pressed across its center. A similarly colored piece of rubber caps the toe, before Flint Grey tones move up into the polyurethane midsole as well. Visible Air cushioning shows up through the window in the heel, providing the wearer with supreme underfoot comfort, and flashy Green Bean highlights stand out in jagged formations just behind the midfoot on each side.
The upper is made from lush silver nubuck with a reflective finish that shines in the light. This fine material covers both the underlayer across the forefoot and around the collar and the overlays of the toe, quarter and heel. Translucent panels of white TPU mesh have been inserted into each side of the quarter overlay, bringing extra breathability to the flanks. Another latticework mesh can be seen behind the silver laces, and more pieces of TPU form up along the top of the quarter to become the shoe’s eyestay. Each of these Flint Grey sections has eyelets for the laces to thread through, and additional ones have been put into the front of the collar. A Green Bean toggle holds the laces together at the top, and the peak of the tongue behind it displays a Green Bean Jumpman upon its silvery surface.
Moving around the collar, large padded humps emerge outwards over the ankles, the lateral topline curving down lower than the medial one to create a mismatched appearance. Green Bean tones then coat the inner walls and the back of the tongue, which hosts a patch woven with Air Jordan text in the same bright green. Below, on the silvery gray insole, there is a Green Bean Jumpman to match the one on the tongue, while the outer contains yet another of these colorful logos. It appears in artfully crafted Green Bean embroidery in the center of the heel overlay, thus completing this memorable Air Jordan 5.