Everything You Need to Know: Air Jordan 5 White/Black-Fire Red

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The Air Jordan 5 White/Black-Fire Red is releasing for the fourth time tomorrow, but how?d we get here? From the colorway?s launch history to its pop culture importance, get the details on this OG AJ in Everything You Need to Know.

Release History

1990

OG Air Jordan 5 White/Black-Fire Red

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The White/Black-Fire Red colorway of the Air Jordan 5 first released in February of 1990. Sporting a 3M tongue, Chicago colors, and glass outsole, this makeup would lead off the series and set a tone for the following 5s.

2000

Air Jordan 5 White/Black-Fire Red 2000

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Much like the original series, the White/Black-Fire Red colorway was the first release of the retro Air Jordan 5s in 2000. This shoe kicked off the year by launching on January 5th, and was later followed by Black/Silver, ?Laney,? and White/Silver installments. The shoes sported Nike Air tagging on the heel as well as Nike branded lace locks.

2009

Air Jordan 5/18 CDP

The Air Jordan 5 White/Black-Fire Red released for a third time in 2009 as part of the Countdown Pack series. Packaged with a Black/Red rendition of the Air Jordan 18, this AJ5 featured an embroidered #23 beneath the ankle as a nod to his exclusives and to differentiate between previous pairs.

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