The Air Jordan 5 ‘Oreo’ Retro Dunks In SeptemberRelease: 25 September 2021
News of the Air Jordan 5 ‘Oreo’ has been circulating for some time now, and Jordan Brand have finally locked in its drop details. For those playing at home, the ‘Oreo’ is actually a re-release of a colourway from 2013, which originally commemorated the AJ5’s 23rd anniversary. So, it’s a little curious that JB are reviving a colourway that released not that long ago, but it’s unlikely many will be complaining about its return.
The ‘Oreo’ motif has been one that’s decorated a number of sneakers in and beyond the Jordan range. Characterised by black and white speckling, this tiny detail peeks through on the forefoot midsole, thus earning its nickname. The rest of this AJ5 is a lifestyle-oriented execution that replaces the smooth leather and durabuck uppers of the OG with soft black nubuck. This is more or less the only deviation, as the other elements are catalogue correct: rubberised netting inserts on the sides and tongue, ice sole forefoot and heel, clear plastic lace toggles, and embroidered Jumpman branding on a black non-reflective tongue.