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Jordan Brand to Launch Air Jordan 5 For Mexican Independence Day

Air Jordan 5 'El Grito'
Via: @raf_1908 (X)

Back in June, the rumour mill was set ablaze with word of celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day with a special dubbed ‘El Grito’. Only a month after the leaks first emerged, a pair was spotted at Jordan Brand’s shiny new World of Flight flagship store in Mexico City; however, Jordan Brand are yet to officially confirm any details surrounding these.

Mexico’s Independence Day is celebrated on September 16, and the origin dates back to 1810 when at midnight on that date priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the church's bell, which acted as a call to arms and beginning of the Mexican War of Independence. The name of this Air Jordan 5, ‘El Grito’, derives from El Grito de la Independencia, which translates to ‘The Cry of Independence’.

This Air Jordan 5 ‘El Grito’ hosts an interesting leather-adorned upper, with the usual mid-foot mesh panel now in leather and moulded into the rest of the top-half. Decorative details have been added to the toe panel, tongue and heel, with added specialised lace dubraes. The iteration pictured above isn’t the only colourway set to land either, as there’s also rumoured to be a second. This currently leaked Air Jordan 5 boasts ‘Sail/Coconut Milk/Pine Green/Dark Pony’, while a second iteration is set to launch in ‘Diffused Taupe/Dark Pony/Sail/Apple Green’. Only mockups have been created for the latter iteration, which are pictured below.

Jordan Brand haven’t yet announced the release plans for either Air Jordan 5 ‘El Grito’; however, early leaks suggest a September 7 drop date ahead of Mexico’s Independence Day on September 16.

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