UPDATE: The 2016 Olympic Games are in their final days and that means the 'Olympic' colourways have all but dried up. Fortunately, Jordan Brand have been saving one of the best for last. If you're not yet convinced, perhaps these on-foot shots of the all-new Air Jordan 5 colourway will be enough to sway you.
UPDATE: Nike have just posted some official shots of the Air Jordan 5 'Olympic'. Peep how luxurious that metallic tongue looks against the premium white leather build. The good news is the wait is almost over – the celebratory sneakers drop on August 20 through Nike.com and select Jordan Brand stockists.
UPDATE: A release date for the Air Jordan 5 'Olympic' has emerged. These golden kicks will be hitting Nike.com and select Jordan Brand stockists on August 20, during the final days of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
The Air Jordan 5 gets a gold medal winning makeover just in time for the upcoming Rio Olympics. The classic silhouette gets minted with a shiny metallic ‘Gold Coin’ tongue. Rocking a white leather upper with measured hits of black and gold accents, the retro b-ball beast sits comfortably on an iced out translucent sole.
Expect the Air Jordan 5 'Olympic' to drop late August, via select Jordan stockists.
Images via US11.
– Originally published July 25