Looking at Will Smith’s new Jays, the inspiration is obvious. Everything about them screams ‘Fresh Prince’. But, there are many sneakerheads who weren’t breathing in the 90s and who are more likely to think ‘Jaden’ or ‘Willow’ when they hear ‘Smith’. For them, Nike have broken down the inspiration for this 50th birthday Jay.
Like with the Fresh Prince, the colourway on these 5s is youthful. The purple and green complement the show’s graffiti logo, and insoles are striped like one of Will’s more iconic t-shirts. Other personal touches come via debossing for the area he was born and raised, and ‘Nike Air’ branding which returns to the ‘Grape’ AJ5s for the first time since it originally released in 1990.
Those looking to cop Will Smith's Fresh Prince Air Jordan 5s can do so when they drop via Nike SNKRS on September 25.