DJ Khaled Wears We The Best x Air Jordan 5 At Billboard Music Awards
News on this release was first published on April 12, 2022.
Update May 16, 2022: While getting ready for the Billboard Music Awards, DJ Khaled has given another cheeky look at his We The Best x Air Jordan 5s! Peep the new imagery above and video down below. Stay locked for further info.
DJ Khaled has taken to his Instagram to reveal his latest project with Jordan Brand: a four-colourway pack of We The Best x Air Jordan 5s. The ever-bombastic DJ and social media personality is no stranger to being granted access to the Jordan Brand vaults – We The Best have worked with the Jumpman on ultra-rare Air Jordan 3s and Khaled himself is frequently gifted with early pairs and exclusive styles. However, this new set of Air Jordan 5s is different in one major way. Unlike his past projects, it's set to see a full public release.
As can be seen in Khaled's photos and videos announcing the collaboration, the offerings use warm and vibrant colour schemes that are perfect for his hometown of Miami. There's a regal purple pair, a blue, pink and teal pair that gives off some remixed Miami Beach vibes, a rich coral and sky blue makeup and a breezy white pair with pastel accents that's the calmest of the bunch. All four feature split heel logos, with the left shoe serving up a We The Best hit while the right shoe supplies an OG Nike Air graphic. There are also We the Best hits under the translucent outsoles, and 'Keep Going' tags on the back of the tongue, which, along with the collar, features quilted satin lining. Each pair comes packaged in a special box, and the offerings will be accompanied by co-branded apparel.
We're currently awaiting word on an official release date for the We The Best x Air Jordan 5 collection. Exactly how it'll roll out is a mystery as well, with Khaled both indicating that the shoes will release and that they're 'friends and family' in his Instagram captions. It could be that the pairs with 'We The Best' on the heel are a friends and family-only release, while the retail pairs would offer standard branding – or the shoes could be given out as part of Khaled's 'Fan Luv' series of appearances. Either way it goes, we'll be sure to update you as soon as we know more!