Even though it took its colorway from the Charlotte Hornets when the team hosted the 1991 NBA All-Star Game, there are no significant milestones tied to the Air Jordan V “Grape”, at least in terms of Michael Jordan’s career. However, the shoe gained a considerable amount of interest among sneakerheads since it was loosely promoted as “lifestyle model.” And the fact that someone by the name of Will “The Fresh Prince” Smith publicized them on the television sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel-Air quickly made the “Grape” a must-have in everyone’s sneaker collections.
Now that Jordan Brand has made May 4th the official re-release date, it is interesting to know that the “Grape”, one of the four original colorways launched between the 1990-1991 season, was re-launched one other time back in 2006. So mark your calendar now or you might have to wait another 7 years for the next release.
Air Jordan V Retro
Color: White/New Emerald-Grape-Ice Blue
Release Date: May 4th, 2013 (Saturday)