This year is likely going to be a strong year for fans of UNC-inspired colorways, with a couple of Nike Air Jordan 1s and an Air Jordan 4 reportedly set to be released featuring the famous Carolina university blue hue. Adding to the hype and anticipation, UNC’s equipment team has unveiled a Player Edition version of the Nike Air Jordan 5, which will be given to players and staff of the UNC men’s football team.

The sneaker features a leather upper with an all-over UNC blue elephant print. The sneaker’s tongue is a deep navy blue suede and features the university’s logo embroidered on the front. A white midsole gives way to navy and white speckled details, as well as an icy-blue outsole. “Nike Air” branding is present on the heel, giving the shoe a certified OG look.

Take a look at the (unfortunately unobtainable) Nike Air Jordan 5 “UNC” PE above. If you’re in the mood for UNC-flavored kicks, take a look at our favorites here.

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