Jordan Brand is once again using Michael Jordan's fifth signature shoe to host the maize and blue of the mighty Wolverines on the Air Jordan 5 Retro Sp "Michigan". This new colorway arrives as a sort of spiritual sequel to the AJ 5 PE "Fab Five" that was released as a player exclusive in 2017, losing some the more school-specific aspects of that release while subbing in navy for black for a truer representation of the school's colors.
The shoe is built with a yellow premium leather upper accented with navy on the eyelets, laces, lining, tongue and underlays of the clear mesh side panels. This release seems to be more of a tribute to the football team, as the lining resembles football jersey material while a jersey-style nylon tag is sewn onto each heel and a tag reading "INSPIRE." appears inside the tongue. A tonal Jumpman graces the front of the tongue and a navy midsole with yellow speckled sharkteeth capped off with an icy blue ousole finishes the build.
The Air Jordan 5 Retro SE "Michigan" will be available on Saturday, July 6th @ 10:00am in select City Blue locations and online via email order.
Photos by Bryan Paglione