Bring ‘em Back: Air Jordan 5 “Grape”

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Bring 'em Back: Air Jordan 5 "Grape"

2011 has seen us spoiled with Jordan retros in OG colorways. Now that we?ve settled that we?re calling for the return of one more. The Air Jordan 5 ?Grape? is due for a comeback. 2006?s LS release was limited to say the least and we know demand is there. Yesterday?s Black/Metallic Silver 5 was the lone original makeup from the recent rollout. Does JB have one more in the vault? We hope so, bring ?em back!

Shoe: Air Jordan 5
Colorway: White/Grape Ice-New Emerald
Released: 1990 & 2006

Ian Stonebrook lives in Austin, TX where he spends most of his time kicking it with friends and fam, hooping, golfing and going out.

116 COMMENTS

  1. JB should have released the rumored Laney/Grape pack. Why don’t they release things that will rake in big money for them?

    • they are lol. the december 2011 releases alone are gonna hurt everyones pockets.
      also just thought id be an asshole and say i got metailic 5s on saturday for 110 without waiting in line……. foot locker connections

          • yes sir, i paid 105 at champs too, gotta love that 30% employee discount, i have not paid retail for any shoe in ages

            no lines, 30% off, and believe me i work hard too, but its always good to have a hook up

          • I used to be an employee for footlocker, and took full advantage of releases and the discounts. I do remember those paychecks though, and sorry guys that shit is nothing to boast about. Just remember, those of us that moved on past our high school jobs at FL are better off and can pay regular price and not waste a our whole weak FL check on the releases for the month…..

          • You havent paid full ticket price in years becasue you have been content in life earning $7.35 an hour at your shoe store job. If you had a real day job your wouldnt fret about paying regular price. Fool.

          • Sure, but I hope that is enough to keep you happy. Having a very high suicide rate an all up there. You’ll look good wearing them in your 275 days a year of rain.

          • . I just pa?d $20.87 for an ?Pad 2.64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panason?c Lum?x GF 1 C?mera that we got for $38.79 there arriving tomorrow by UP S.I will never pay such expensive retail pr?ces in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LCD T V to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
            Here is the website we use to get it all from, bit.ly/BidShop

          • I don’t kno what footlocker you work at but I got a shorty to works at a footlocker and she gets 30% off…150-30% well you do the math buddy, and talk to your manager cuz you getting ripped off lol

      • …all the online stores I order from had the grape/laney pack for preorder and then had to take them off. I e-mailed a few of them asking why and they said JB wouldnt confirm its release.

      • I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panason?c Lum?x GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
        Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://bit.ly/CentBid

  2. I said this in another post but when the Vs came out in 90, if you walked into the sneaker store & they had “the black ones”, “the white & red ones” & the “purple jawns” all sitting next to each other- you would have never picked the grapes over the other two. Admittedly fashion is different in 2011 than 21 years ago but unless you already had the other two, you would have never considered buying the grapes first. As a matter of fact, people didn’t even pay attention to the grapes until Will Smith wore them on The Fresh Prince of Belair.

      • I remember being in the fourth grade and this was my very first pair of jordans. No Fresh Prince influence, it was the tightest color way i had ever seen and had to have them along with my wind breaker ya dig! Also the Andre Agassi’s that nobody be talking bout. Necks break when I pull them out!

  3. All 5s are better then any other jordans but why ya mothafuckers have to over hype these. If they release next thing you going to see is everybody even the little kids rocking these and most real sneakerheads not going to like it. there would be no value for the 2006 retro. now if they release these with Nike air on the back that would be really exciting

    • To me the lll’s r the best jordans the elephant print did it for me but the grapes r nice i once was told by a wise man dnt believe da hype if u kno what i mean

  4. I got a feeling the grapes and alot of other fives will release in 2013 because thats the 5′s 23rd anniversary. Thats why the 3s came out this year and the 4s are coming out next year. And there all likely to have the og box’s.

  5. I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panason?c Lum?x GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://bit.ly/Biid4U

  6. fuk u JB got us sneakerheads all exicted wit dat grape/lanely pack i mean i know yall not got release da grapes anytime soon cuz dey released 5 years ago but cmon atleast release dos lanely dey havent dropped in over a decade we wud of wanted it instead of dos obisidian piece of shitz dat dropped on 4th of july and for da retro 4s, bring back da midnights or oreos plzzzzzz

  7. I just pa?d $ 22.85 for an ?Pad 2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 674 which only cost me $ 62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CentH?b.c?m

  8. QUIT PUTTING THE 23 ON THE SIDE…. If you put the blue ice sole on them it already changes it enough .. The OG didnt have the 23 so quit putting them on it

  9. just wait till 2013, it is the 5′s 23rd anniversary, they’ll prolly release the grapes AND the laneys by then, along with some other cw’s of the 5s, like the fire reds and hopefully the white metallics

  10. Yall be sayin wait till 2013 like that shit is next month it bad enough we waiting for the concords which seems like its takin 4 years although its only 4 months…come on jb quit playing wit us

  11. Im waiting for the 13th re-re-release of these before i cop…. ugghh.

    Please dont release these. Just stop. Your ruining the aura of all these great shoes.

    Hell, Jordan dont play anymore!?

    • i think releasing retros is just a way of carrying on jordan’s legacy through out the generations. if it wasnt for these old shoes re-releasing every now and then, not that much people would know how great of a basketball player he was and how his shoes made an impact in the shoe game.?

      • @Blah, releasing retros has absolutely NOTHING to do with any of that. Its about making money off the younger generation of hypebeasts. Your telling me that if he didn’t release the same shoes he wore in his era, that “not that much people” would know he was one of the best ? C’mon son. If you know the name Michael Jordan, you know atleast a little something about his career in the nba; If you know anything about Jordan’s career, you know how his shoes made an impact in the game. Your comment should just be flagged. Jordan’s legacy will always be carried on, he should now be focused on making better colorways that we all know we actually like to see and let these young bucks do their research.. and if they want OG’s they shouldnt wait for them to be retro’d.

  12. Never buy this trash wit 23 on side. Trash they make up then make y’all buy em. Cryin shame. Bad quality control over all. He got a point too bout fresh prince. Grapes was always gay.

  13. i want these to release soooo badly, but we all know the insane amount of hype is gonna kill 99% of peoples chances of getting these.

  14. no dnt bring thses back.. i still got mine icey as fuk… if jb release then im done with jays.. fuk jordan?

  15. Something must have happened because around the time when the wolf greys dropped, Champs started selling a shirt that had the flame design on the side of the 5′s in both the grape and the Laney colors on the same shirt. So some asshole cock-blocked on that release!

  16. I just pa?d $22.85 for an ?Pad 2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her her Panason?c Lum?x GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.78 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $625 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CentH?b.c?m

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  18. I’m selling mine if they bring them back, naw, but I will be upset! The exclusivity of the LS Vs is what made them extra special, not only was this a classic colorway, but they were also limited.

  19. 5 pack would be sweet… can’t see it actually happening though- don’t think they wanna put 2 amazing colors together, because they would rather have the buzz spread out. It’s just marketing, to bad.

  20. Why a brother gotta be a hypebeast to get up early to cop a pair of his favorite Jordans?! (for me and my dudes it’s a F’ing tradition! Get up, cop and get some breakfast! & WE MIGHT NOT EVEN GO TO SLEEP AND STILL COP EM’) ?And many of you say the 06 joints were better, but I was in college then and had other things to spend my money on, like BOOKS! ?Now I can cop whatever the F I chose, from GUCCI CHUCKS straight off Michigan Ave. to The GRAPES off eBay ho! ?I could have got the 06′s for less than I paid for the 11′s, but IMO these were just as good + they won’t yellow, as fast anyway! From MKE, but living it up in Chi-Town haters! Peep the collection of 1& a half years… ADD ME ON FB, JUST SO U know what college can to for YOUR young ass! (and I’m a copywriter, so if I wanted to type in a proper fashion…. I would have)

  21. I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panason?c Lum?x GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://bit.ly/CentBid

  22. Dam, i usually agree with your “Bring Em Back” posts.. but I, for one, am in no rush to see these on every highschool kids (biggest hypebeasts) feet. Im a big fam of JB releasing new colorways, especially V’s, makes it easier to weed out true og “sneaker heads” from the kids tryna fit in. Not saying anyone needs jordans to fit, just saying there are too many ppl that do think that. True sneaker heads (most sneaker heads) will be upset with this release, and have no problem taking the time to search for the icy og’s still out there. However, i guess if u put the 23 on em (and other new attributes) on new retro releases, it would be alot easier to spot which are og’s.. for the trained eye. NO RETRO SHOULD BE MADE TO LOOK LIKE OG’s its just plain lazy, for JB and these hypebeast/so called sneaker heads.

    • I’m a sneakerhead but I will NEVER pay for some OVERPRICED og kicks. I cop as they come out and rock them until it gets dirty (which def takes a while cuz I got mad kicks) or yellow then I just give them away to Salvation Army. Grapes are a nice shoe but nothing special ppl just overhyping a simple ass colorway. Ppl think just cuz you so call yourself a sneakehead don’t mean you need og kicks. A sneakerhead is someone who loves sneakers for the design and history behind them. In my collection I might have 3 og kicks but only cuz they are still clean and still fit other than that to hate on kids cuz they will go crazy for some grapes or some kicks that are being re-retroed for like the 3rd time is stupid. Use your head 30 years from now OG kicks #’s 1-17 will be nonexistent your just wasting money.

      • First, retros themselves are overpriced for the quality. And im not against new releases, im just more ‘a fan of new colorways (the better one) ; wolf greys, stealth III’s are ight. Agreed, some og’s need to be retro’d (maybe bordeaux’s were a good release).. im just not a big fan of wearing the same shoe’s half the kids around the mall are. I feel that Flu Game 12′s should set the example lol, the sick face on the tongue and nubuck make it easy to spot the retros so i can wear my og’s proudly.?

  23. Wow, when metallics release?news arrived, everyone complained its too soon.
    Now you guys crying that JB didnot release grape?
    I am glad I was not an employee of NIKE.
    Too much.

  24. if the grape & laney pack doesn’t release nxt year…and if 2012′s DB is the 5s….look for em in 2013. cuz the DBs always proceed that year’s shoe. 09: DB 6s (’10 infrared pack), 10: DB 3s (’11 cement 3s & true blue) & 11: DB 4s (2012 military, mars blackmon, cement & breds)

  25. Please don’t. I just bought about my pair (which i purchased on 06)out or the closet for the 1st time last week icy! I don’t wanna see a 100 folks wearing them. Btw stop the whole laney/grape rumor. You guys are gullible. It clearly shows any idiot can start a rumor and the whole sneaker community will believe it. The colombias/white/red low xi are coming out in a package holiday 2012! (I bet 1000 idiots would believe it)

  26. Helll YEeeeeee NICCAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Finally It Happened…..I got rid of all my ISHHH
    from my credit report y’all – I was in deep for 5 years.? Coudn’t buy
    sheeet.? Just approved for that 25k loan to buy a new CAMAARO!!!

    IF YOU GOT PROBLEMS WITH THAT credit SHYYYYT, GET IT CLEAN y’all quick.? YOu
    can get yours too, call these people at 877-647-1477. All it took is
    three months and $44 and all my Ish was gone.

    My homeboy was in terrible
    shape too, and he clean!? Hit em up!!!!!!
    ?

  27. if you got employee at footlocker, champs, footaction, whatever, you did not pay 105. maybe before tax, but they come out to 114 and change with 30% off, i work at footlocker and every single release ive copped with a 150$ price tag, is 114 and change

  28. Helll YEeeeeee NICCAS!!!!!!!!!!!
    Finally It Happened…..I got rid of all my ISHHH
    from my credit report y’all – I was in deep for 5 years.? Coudn’t buy
    sheeet.? Just approved for that 25k loan to buy a new CAMAARO!!!

    IF YOU GOT PROBLEMS WITH THAT credit SHYYYYT, GET IT CLEAN y’all quick.? YOu
    can get yours too, call these people at 877-647-1477. All it took is
    three months and $44 and all my Ish was gone.

    My homeboy was in terrible
    shape too, and he clean!? Hit em up!!!!
    ?

  29. If they released these I would definitely get them because I don’t own any AJ5′s and I passed on the Blk-Metallics. I do believe they are a little over-hyped but they are still a good looking shoe. Maybe they should release these as a limited Quickstrike so that both new sneaker heads and old ones are happy.

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