UPDATE: We’ve got more pics of this AJ3/AJ5 hybrid beast, courtesy of Solefood NY who were selling this piece a little early. The release date seems to be set for the 31st of this month, meaning this Jordan is the final toast to the 23rd anniversary of the AJ5.
Where there is light, dark will almost always follow, and today, with the cheesiest of Jumpman-shaped grins on our faces, we get to say, ‘We told you so’. The first glimpse of the second Air Jordan 5 ‘3Lab5’ is in, and even under heavy fire from the wretches of the infamous watermark, there truly is beauty in the beast. Flipped up and murdered out, black-on-black elephant print demonically stretches its reach across the entirety of the upper. Summoning the spirits of Js past, a fiercely fiery red midsole ignites atop the soft icy blue outsole, holding it down in the deep south. As of yet, no rock solid information surrounding the release has arisen, and much like the first of these two elemental brethren, we don’t expect it until much closer to the release. In the meantime, enjoy a carousel of early imagery courtesy of Sneakers Addict, and stick with SNKR FRKR as we sniff out the full story behind these latest 3Lab5 concoctions.