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Released as part of the landmark Jordan x PSG collection, the Air Jordan 5 Retro PSG edition is the standout product from the basketball side of the collaboration, bringing the style-conscious soul of Paris to the feet of ballers around the world. Check out all the details of this most-wanted release below.
Based on the now classic shoe that first launched in 1990, this PSG special edition stays largely faithful to the OG with the those same design cues that first made impact almost 30 years ago. This PSG edition feels familiar in its'  palette cues from the original 1990 release, last seen on 2016's Black/Fire Red/Metallic Silver retro re-issue, but sneakerheads and PSG afficionados will be all over the additional collab touches that set this limited release apart.

Take, for example, the semi-obscured “PARIS” Jumpman branding that adorns the midfoot vent section (a collab co-branding fan favourite application), the pristine PSG x Jordan logo on the heel in place of the original's Nike AIR decal and the “23” on the heel panel has been replaced by a “75”, a subtle nod to the postal code of Paris and its' fashionable inhabitants.

Designed by the great Tinker Hatfield, the original Air Jordan V evolved from it's predecessor with some added bite. Often referred to as shark teeth, those speckled jagged additions to the sole were actually intended to represent Michael Jordan's dogfight-like flight in game and his biting style. Hatfield's iconic design took inspiration from American WWII fighter planes to deliver this homage to Jordan's on court play.

Other modifications to this PSG edition include the transparent outsole that was so popular on the original design receiving a barely-noticeable Jordan hallmark with an icy-blue application this time around - arguably a much better execution than the original and certainly less yellow than your deadstock OG pair will be now. The transparent look means you can see right through to an oversized PSG x Jumpman logo that sits underneath the midsole. It’s a clever implementation, creating a subtle shimmering effect in combination with the tread pattern. 

Basketball is hugely popular among pro footballers, and these are sure to be a big hit at PSG’s training ground – it certainly wouldn’t be a surprise to see Kylian Mbappe adding them to his off-pitch look given his love for the sneaker game. Whether you’re a PSG fan or a sneakerhead like Mbappe, you'll have to be quick to get your hands on a pair as this is a strictly limited release affair.

The Nike Air Jordan 5 Retro x PSG edition drops on on September 14th, 2018.

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