UPDATE: Amongst a squadron of stellar sneaker drops landing this weekend, the Air Jordan 5 'Take Flight' stands out as one of the best. The beloved Air Jordan silhouette has been overhauled with premium minimalism and the results make for a surefire heater. In keeping with aviation theme, this special release comes packaged with a shoe bag featuring a sharp-toothed design inspired by the Spitfire fighter plane – the very same aircraft that influenced the design of the Air Jordan 5!
The Air Jordan 5 might be yet to receive the illustrious Pinnacle treatment, but things are at least set to get that little bit more premium for the classic silhouette in 2017 with this upcoming release. Part of the 'Take Flight' pack, which also includes the 'Stealth' Air Jordan 15 and 'Sequoia' Air Jordan 8, the AJ5 has undergone a decadent olive-tinged make-over.
Leather construction substitutes the model's TPU components, with perforated hide replacing the signature netting and a triangular laser-engraved 'Flight' lace lock replacing the standard toggle. 'Sequoia' leather traverses all the way from the inner lining right down to the leather-wrapped midsole. For a hit of contrast, the top of the tongue is dressed in 'Vachetta Tan' leather with debossed Jumpman branding. Waxed laces and an icy outsole complete this premium release.
The Air Jordan 5 'Take Flight' will release February 11 through Nike.com and select top-tier Jordan Brand stockists.
– Originally published January 3, 2017