Release Date: Saturday, May 9
Color: Wlf Gry/Blk-Ht Lv-Wht
Once again we have a Jordan release that is only for the girls and small-footed males, and this one is really hot... literally. The Air Jordan 5 Girls Retro "Hot Lava" comes to the world this Saturday in extended girls GS sizes from 4 - 9.5. Why this is labeled as a "girls" shoe I have no idea. It doesn't seem like something that would be considered a traditionally "female" colorway. Maybe Jordan Brand extracts a perverse pleasure in denying their larger hoofed customers the opportunity to cop some of the best colorways released this year, like this one.
The "Hot Lava" gives you a Wolf Grey upper lined in black, with a black Jumpman on the 3M tongue. Black shark teeth contrast with the white midsole, while the Hot Lava that gives the shoe it's nickname appears on the outsole, tongue lining, lace lock, and the embroidered '23' on the outside of the heel. While I think it's a nice thing for Jordan Brand to offer exclusives to ladies and kids, it's absolute torture for someone with a size 11 and an unhealthy addiction to sneakers.