1984 Air Jordan enters the NBA draft after an extremely successful 3 years at the University Of North Carolina. Air Jordan was picked 3rd, yes 3rd, behind Hakeem Olajuwon and Sam Bowie, and Air Jordan began his NBA career with the Chicago Bulls and with Nike. After meeting with Nike founder Phil Knight, Air Jordan was on board.
The World War II Mustang fighter plane was the inspiration for the Nike Air Jordan V 5 and was the first shoe to have His Airness' number scribed on the heel and had icy soles and a reflective 3M tongue.
Returning to celebrate the 23-year anniversary of the original silhouette and last seen in 2008 alongside the Air Jordan 18 as part of a Countdown Pack from Jordan Brand, the White/Fire Red-Black colorway of the Air Jordan 5 is set to return this very month. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, inspired by the WWII Mustang fighter plane and worn by “His Airness” on his way to a fourth-straight NBA scoring title in 1990, the 2013 retro appears sans embroidered “23″ branding and features a smooth white leather upper alongside translucent mesh overlays, an icy translucent blue outsole, a reflective 3M tongue and a combination of black and red accents throughout.The Air Jordan 5 Fire Red White/Black - is set to make its way to Jordan Brand retailers on January 26, 2013