Taken its inspiration originally from the Charlotte Hornets team colors when it hosted the 1991 NBA All-Star Game, the vibrantly adorned Air Jordan V gained a fellowship in no time. The iconic edition found itself nearly in every conceivable sneaker collections at the time, including a fictionalized one by Will “The Fresh Prince” Smith on thetelevision sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And because of its unexpected success, Jordan Brand elaborated on the design theme further with the introductions of Air Jordan VII “Aqua” (1993) and Air Jordan XI “Concord” (1995).
Only re-released one time before in 2006, the upcoming launch of this Rare Air is definitely something any sneakerheads will not want to miss. However, in order satisfy the most rabid Jumpman fans out there, Jordan Brand devised an entire “Grape Collection” from head to toe. Curated to be the next iteration of Champs Sports‘ The Game Plan, now you can sweeten your AJ5 purchase with an entire matching ensemble. And the best part, the whole can be put together during a one-time stop at your local Champs Sports on April 17th.
Jordan Flight Club 91 – ‘White/Grape Ice/New Emerald’ – $140
The grape styling of the V transcends the original line of Jordan’s. This flight ’91 gives us a good vision of what a ‘grape’ inspired VI would look dripped in grape ice and new emerald.
Jordan SC-1 – ‘White/Grape Ice/New Emerald’ – $120
The grape SC-1 is a lifestyle shoe, inspired by the Retro III with a basketball/skate feel. The high cut top gives us a nod to the shredders while the sole pays homage to the ballers.
Jordan 1 Flight Mid – ‘White/Black/Grape Ice/New Emerald’ – $100
Made to mirror the Retro 1 (without the Swoosh), the Jordan Flight 1 Mid is the ode to the original while drawing off the branded Jordan line. Taking cues from the Jordan 4, the latest colorway gives a nod to the Jordan V while paying homage to the original.
MJ AJ5 Pocket Tank – ‘Grape Ice/White/New Emerald’ – Style #534756-560 $34
A spring baller’s uniform starts with tanks and slides – before morphing into a devastating on court presence. While you’re waiting for the next game of pick-up, chill in this retro inspired tank.
MJ AJ5 Archive Tee – ‘White/Grape Ice/New Emerald’ Style #597977-100 $34
MJ AJ5 Archive Tee – ‘Black/Grape Ice/New Emerald’ Style #597977-010 $34
Brought back from the depths of Nike’s archives, this tee is an original piece from the Retro V ‘Grape’ collection. The AJ5 Archive Tee brings us back to the 90’s as Jordan drops an encore presentation of the original tee to rock with the ‘Grape’ infused J’s.
MJ AJ5 Grapes Tee- ‘White/Grape Ice/New Emerald’ Style #534802-100 $34
The new school version of the ‘Grape’ tee highlights what the colorway craze has become identified as to the current generation. Since ‘Grape’ has lived on, the tee highlights the term referred to by the new generation ‘Grapes’ and also identifies the 5 lineage.
MJ AJ5 Archive Jacket – ‘Grape Ice/New Emerald’ – Style #: 519609-560 $120
Pulled straight from the closet of MJ himself … Literally. This archive jacket is a Jordan OG piece that transforms from a jacket to a ‘vest’ in a ‘zip.’ Grab this jacket and take to the court’s like you were the Fresh Prince living in Uncle Phil’s crib.
MJ Action Lay-up Short ‘New Emerald/Grape Ice’ – Style #: 404355-560 $42
Any baller knows a closet isn’t complete without a pair of Jordan shorts. Almost as classic as the shoe (andcolorway) itself, Jordan shorts continue to be the versatile off-court/on-court piece. With these shorts you can go from chilling to hooping with no work.
MJ Action Shot Short – ‘New Emerald/Grape Ice’ Style #: 323616-317 $55
Another variation of the grape short, this lifestyle piece pays homage to the V. Like a quick cross-over switch up the pace and turn the heads of the competition with these Jordan shorts.
Sock Collection – Jordan Elite Performance Sock- ‘New Emerald/ Grape Ice’ $16
Jordan Striped Elephant Crew Sock- ‘Elephant/Grape Ice/New Emerald’ $12
Look good, play good … every baller’s mantra. Kick it on the bleachers or the court with some grape-inspired socks.
MJ Hat Collection – Includes:
Jordan Poster Snapback- Style #: 542426-571, $30
Jordan Snapback- ‘New Emerald/Grape Ice’ Style #:513405-377
Jordan True Fitted- ‘Grape Ice/New Emerald’ Style #: 507942-571