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


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.


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.


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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19 Comments on "Everything You Need to Know: Air Jordan 5 White/Black-Fire Red"

  1. gotjordans

    Hmm, I’ve always like these. ?I still have 2000 versions and got them for $135.00 at the time. ?Now, these are selling for $160.00, damn!

  2. dynasty714

    @gotjordans in todays money your shoes in 2000 at 135 would be 180 dollars today adjusted for inflation, the shoes are actually cheaper today than they were in 2000

  3. OliverTorreonA

    wait… so MJ’s 1990 pair was the only one with the #23 embroidered on them and not everyone else’s till 2009? Someone please clarify this for me.

    • DaveO

      @OliverTorreonA?correct the first V with the 23 on the side was the fire red V with a black tongue.. The white and fire red that dropped today?and?the black/silver V dropped in february of 1990 the grape and black tongue fire red dropped in september of 1990. The laney and the white/metallic retro+ that released in 2000 were the beginning of retro V having the 23 on the side.

      • dalford1985

        @DaveO @OliverTorreonA and this why I laughed at those that were complaining about the 23 on the side so they decided to pass. What’s even funnier is that now they’re complaining that they missed out.

  4. jaydothov

    “INFLATION” LMFAO its called rediculousness, yall know what jordan/nike pay to have a pair made…..makes me sick…..smh

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