It is very to easy to mistake this “Infrared 23/Light Poison Green/White” colorway of the Air Jordan 5 for the similar looking Air Jordan 5 “Fire Red.” Even though red is not a predominant color appearing on this pair, it is likely that many 23 is Back readers may have made this mistake. Yet, that does not change the fact that this is a retro new jordans that is making a comeback on one of the June Jordan release dates as a part of Jordan Brand’s Remastered series.
It has been speculated that this Air Jordan 5 iteration had been originally designed to pay tribute to the 90s sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. No doubt, Will Smith was laced up in Air Jordan 5 pairs rather often throughout the sitcom’s first season, and his attires usually always sported neon shades such as the ones sported by this sneaker. However, this colorway has also been referred to as “Space Jam,” which could also be the source of inspiration for this rendition of the Air Jordan 5. Then again, this pair shares no resemblance with the Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam.”
The larger collection, as a part of which this Air Jordan 5 colorway had made its original retail debut 2 years ago, had taken its inspiration from retro graffiti colors. Indeed, this explains the vibrant Infrared 23 and Light Poison Green hues that make an appearance on the midsole, topped with black speckles. The rest of the upper consists of layers of premium white leather, while Black can be seen on the inner lining, mesh side panels, midsole and the speckles that are featured on the Cement Grey tongue. To round off the look, this pair also sports an icy blue, translucent outsole.
Apart from looking like a classic Air Jordan sneaker should, this colorway probably gives off a distinctly 90s vibe to all the 23 is Back readers who have laid their eyes upon this pair. Since June 6th is one of the Jordan release dates that has been confirmed for the Air Jordan “Infrared 23/Light Poison Green/White,” Jordanheads will also be able to lay their hands on this sneaker this June.
Air Jordan 5 “Poison Green” Pre-Order
White/Infrared 23-Light Poison Green-Black
Release Date: June 6th, 2015
136027-115 | $190