The men’s Team USA Basketball team will be attempting to capture the gold medal in Rio this week and what better way to celebrate (what we hope will be) a 1st place finish than by releasing a new Olympic-inspired retro.

Jordan Brand will be dropping a brand new colorway of the Air Jordan 5 this Saturday that takes inspiration from the gold medal that every athlete in the Olympics strives for. This Air Jordan 5 starts off with a premium White leather upper while contrasting Black accents cover the midsole, inner liner, and the upper eyelets. The defining feature of this Air Jordan 5 is the use of Metallic Gold that covers the tongue, lace lock, and the signature shark teeth on the midsole. Will this be a must-cop for you come August 20th? Retail price will be $190.

Click and bookmark our official Air Jordan 5 Olympic (Gold Medal) launch page now for more images, details and release info.

via: Sneaker Politics


Author’s Take

If the gold used on the tongue didn’t have the glossy/patent leather look I would have definitely copped these. It’s still a nice shoe but I’m not a fan of the metallic looking tongue.


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