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How Do Air Jordan 5s Fit?

The Air Jordan 5 was an iconic release which saw the Air Jordans brand propelled to new heights! After stunning performances in his prior designed Tinker Hatfield was ready to wow fans with his latest Air Jordans silhouette and smash industry standards with his innovative design. Hatfield wanted to create a new style for the Air Jordan 5 that took into account Jordan’s aggressive style on the court. Taking inspiration from a World War II fighter jet, the P-51 Mustang, Hatfield nailed an exquisite And trendsetting design that featured several first-ever design additions, like clear outsoles and reflective 3M tongues. Hatfield also brought some iconic additions to this sneaker which are now unmistakeably and inexorably a part of the Air Jordan 5 silhouette, such as the shark teeth midsole and Jordan’s jersey number, 23, printed on the heel. As with the Air Jordan 5’s predecessor, MJ’s Jumpman logo adorned the tongue.

The Air Jordan 5 quickly became an industry defining silhouette and has been featured plenty in popular culture including being one of the go-to sneakers for Will Smith’s character Will in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. On the court, the Air Jordan 5s saw Jordans’ best season yet! Jordan hit 92 three-pointers during the 89-90 season wearing the Air Jordan 5. Prior to this, he had only hit 68 three-pointers in all of his other games combined!

So, how does the Air Jordan 5 fit? As a general rule the 5 fits true to size. The mesh windows on the outer side of each sneaker does allow for breathability and a touch of flexibility, but overall, this silhouette is more rigid than some others in the Air Jordan line. The two-piece toe cap should help to prevent the dreaded toe crease and so, if a roomier fit is more what you’re looking for, then going half a size up shouldn’t be too much of an issue! The Air Jordan 5 also kept the multiple eyelets of its predecessor, meaning that laces can be customised to provide the perfect fit! So while most buyers will be absolutely fine going true to size, don’t be afraid of going slightly above if you’re used to a larger fit!

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