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Sneaker Showcase: Air Jordan 5 “Laney”



Jordan Brand is granting the wish of many sneakerholics as we see the return of the Air Jordan 5 “Laney”. Over 13 years since its release, the special colorway wasn’t one that was created when MJ first introduced the AJ5 to the world, nor probably a look that Tinker Hatfield originally thought of, but no matter. The look and build of the “Laney” was appropriately nicknamed and done up in the colors of Jordan’s High School. Yes the same High School in which he did not make the varsity team his sophomore year. But all that is in the past and that rejection was one of the things that fueled him to be the best player he could be. Continue reading

Sneaker Spotlight: Air Jordan 5 Premio BIN 23 Collection

Air Jordan 5 Premio Bin 23 Collection
If by chance you haven’t noticed Jordan Brand has made 2013 the year of the Air Jordan 5. They have given back to us highly sought after OG colorways like the famed “Fire Reds” and upcoming never-retroed “Laneys.” As well we have seen some new special releases including last week’s “Doernbecher” Air Jordan 5 and this weekend’s new 3lab5 incarnation. The latter being a new premium release very different from the general line and similar to the previous Premio BIN 23 program. One of our favorite BIN 23 builds was the Air Jordan 5 model. Continue reading

Sneaker Spotlight: Air Jordan and Doernbecher Freestyle Collection

Air Jordan and Doernbecher Freestyle Collection

Since 2003 Nike and the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital have teamed up to create special footwear designed by who have battled serious illness to create shoes that reflect their unique personalities and experiences. Commemorating 10 years for the Freestyle Collection, the first sneaker that will be released in 2013 will be a brand new Air Jordan 5 inspired by a brave, young man who passed. In the beginning of the collection the sneakers chosen were only part of the Nike catalog, but the past 7 years have seen a numbered Air Jordon as part of the project. We look back at the previous 6 special edition J’s which consisted of the Air Jordan 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 9. With the AJ5 releasing we can only guess that the AJ7 will be chosen next year. Which Air Jordan “Doernbecher” is your favorite? Continue reading

Sneaker Spotlight: Air Jordan 5 “Laser”

Air Jordan 5 Retro “Laser”

The Air Jordan 5 will be retroed in 2013 so we decided to look at a build that will most likely not be returning with this year’s options. Released in January of 2007, this “Rare Air” version of the AJ5 followed up on lasered version of the Air Jordan 4’s from ’05. The “Rare Air” moniker indicated not only the rarity of the build but the special lasered upper and higher price tag.

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Sneaker Showcase: Air Jordan 5 “Toro Bravo” Pack

Air Jordan 5 "Toro Bravo" Pack

In 2009, Jordan Brand released this special Toro Bravo pack featuring two new builds of the Air Jordan 5. Also nicknamed the “Raging Bull” pack, this two-pack was created using the inspiration of the Toro Bravo,  a special breed of bull used for the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. The bull inspiration starts off with the special double box setup that features a faux-wood look created to look like the wooden gates that hold the bulls back before the run. Continue reading