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Virgil Abloh may have just confirmed the existence (and possible upcoming release) of the Off-White™ x Nike Air Jordan 5 via his Instagram story (below). On the way to what is assumed to be the Off-White™ FW20 show at Paris Fashion Week, Abloh posted a photo of himself wearing the black colorway.
The black colorway had previously been leaked online by various leak accounts, while a second, cream-colored version is also rumored to drop sometime this year.
The Off-White™ and Louis Vuitton designer is known to debut the crown jewels of his Nike collaborations at Paris Fashion Week, having done so previously with the Off-White™ x Nike Air Jordan 1s. This adds weight to speculation that we could be getting a closer look at the AJ5, though any official confirmation and release information is likely to be some time away.
The Nike Air Jordan 5 is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, with Jordan Brand expected to be releasing a number of special collaborations and OG colorways, one of which is hotly rumored to be the Abloh-designed Off-White™ x Nike Air Jordan 5 (detailed pictures below).
Abloh’s take on the kicks features a synthetic ripstop upper with a fully-reflective silver tongue and circular windows around the mid panel and ankle collar. The material on the upper looks similar to the Hyperfuse material Nike used on its basketball silhouettes in the early to mid 2010s.
Aaccording to Sneaker News, Jordan Brand will plan the release of the Off-White™ Air Jordan 5 around February’s NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago.
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