The Air Jordan V was officially released in 1989. A reflective material was used for first time, along with a newly developed washable mesh and Nike outsole. This shoe continues to use AJ4 technology in terms of functionality and looks more modern and beautiful. The jump stripe design on outside of forefoot and Jordan logo on tongue add a lot of color.
Supposedly, many basketball fans watched anime "Slam Dunk", in which calm and technical Rukawa Kaede wears aj5 shoes, which many shoe lovers have dreamed of since childhood. As fifth generation of Air Jordan running shoes, it was designed by renowned designer TINKER HATFIELD. Typical features are American Mustang fighter flame graffiti, huge 3M reflective tongue, large area of breathable mesh on sides. shoes and transparent rubber sole, etc. Like running shoes, aj5 is also a fashion shoe with many colors, each color can be said to be a classic. The red and white aj5 sneakers have long been an absolute classic, and sneaker fans affectionately refer to them as "sleeve maple color".
The fifth generation of AIR JORDAN uses a transparent rubber outsole that is also used in shoes of future in movie [Back to Future 2]. It provides high grip. To promote lightweight sports shoes, a mesh fabric surface is used instead of a leather surface on lateral side of shoe, and an air cushion is added to forefoot flex groove for first time to increase its flexibility. This pair of high-tech sports shoes with bullet holes became a mainstay for Jordan, who won [Performance Champion] title for four years in a row. The tongue and outsole of fifth generation Jordan features trapezoid logo, which was officially released in 1989 and reissued in 2000. This is the pair worn by Kaede Rukawa in "Slam Dunk"! I think Kaede Rukawa is very rich!!