By: Evan Jankens
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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.”READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Motor City's Italian Connection Grows!
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.MORE NEWS: MSP, Metro Detroit Police Crack Down On 'Move Over' Law
Michigan fans don’t get your hopes up too much as it appears the shoes will only be available for Michigan friends and family.