Jordan release dates have become more interesting as well as cool when the brand announced the Air Jordan 5 GS Raptors, a unique pair of kicks that are set to hit stores by September 2016.
Air Jordan 5 GS Raptors
Size Run: Grade School, Pre-School, Infant & Toddler
Color:Black/Ember Glow-Fierce Purple
Release Date:September 17, 2016
The Air Jordan 5 GS Raptors features a colorway that is also used on a piece released this year: the Fierce Purple colorway. But rather than having this color as the dominant element on the piece, the brand settled with placing it on the sole and inner lining. The color serves a cool accent for the Black-colored footwear.
The entire upper is constricuted from black duranubuck panels serving as the main based for this colorway. At the middle part of the shoes is a mesh panel that provides comfort as well as ventilation throughout the entire footwear. The black color is complemented by additional color, Ember Glow, as accent. It is placed on the midsole together with Fierce Purple.
Aside from the transparent mesh, this footwear also has several soft plastic parts that let it set a unique style statement. Three plastic materials are placed on each side of the lace area, with each set having four lace holes. A transparent lace lock is also placed on the shoelaces, which complemented the other materials placed on the shoes.
For the outsole, the brand decided to give Air Jordan 5 GS Raptors icy blue translucent outsole. Jordan fans know that this is a unique take on Air Jordan 5. Integrating this treatment gives the line of new Jordans the traditional coloring for Toronto Raptors, which makes its name fitting for this model.
The brand also didn’t forget about additional details throughout the foowear. The tongue has the famous Jumpman logo. The same logo is placed on the ankle area of this sneaker pair. Both logos are embroidered using Ember Glow threads. For a finer detail, the brand placed the jagged detailing on the midsole in Ember Glow color with speckles that give it a unique look.
Combining duranubuck and the vibrant colors as accent give this model a durable look and a feel that highlights energy or movement. It also utilizes flat shoelaces, making it more secure when used for playing or training.
Air Jordan 5 GS Raptors is going to hit stores on September 17 at select Jordan retail stores. Priced at $140, retail stores have this model in extended sizes up to 9.5Y. Stay tuned for other news about this model’s development before it hits stores according to Jordan’s calendar. Also, you have to check out other models for added options that are also poised to come out very soon.