By: Evan Jankens
The rich just keep getting richer.
When Michigan signed a contract with Jordan Brand, my heart was broken and remains the same today.
Last week Jim Harbaugh gave exclusive Air Jordans to the Pope, today I found out that Jordan Brand now has another exclusive version of the Jordan V for the “Fab 5.”
According to solecollector.com:
Today, DJ Khaled took to Snapchat to show off his latest pickup, an Air Jordan 5 Retro inspired by Michigan’s Fab 5 team from the early 90s. The shoe, reminiscent of the “T23” retro, is styled in yellow, with contrasting black and anthracite accents as a nod to the Wolverines. Team-specific call outs include “Hail to the Victors” tags, school logos on the tongues and the Fab 5 hand sign on the heels. A collectible card is also included.
Nike.com had this to say about the shoe created by Tinker Hatfield:
Hatfield chose the iconic Jordan V as his canvas to celebrate the past and look to the future. The suede Maize upper creates a striking new look to the familiar V silhouette.
Two other classic Michigan references feature on the all-black tongue with the ‘M” embroidered front, and “Hail To” and “The Victors” stitched on the inside of the left and right tongues respectively.
On the back heel features a specially created logo that depicts a graphic created by Hatfield that represents the ‘five times’ sign that the team occasionally used during their time at the school.
This execution of the Jordan V, a gift from Hatfield to the friends and family of the Jordan Brand will not be available at retail.
DJ Khalid, who appeared at Michigan’s “Signing of the Stars” tweeted out a :39 second video of the “Fab 5” Air Jordan V. This really is fitting though since the “Fab 5” put Nike on the map — if it wasn’t already on everyone’s radar. The only question left is whether or not Chris Webber will get a pair.
Michigan fans don’t get your hopes up too much as it appears the shoes will only be available for Michigan friends and family.