This is the Air Jordan V (5) Retro "Bel-Air" edition which features a cool grey, court purple, gamma royal and club pink color way. In 2013 we've seen a plethora of AJ5 color ways for this model's 23rd anniversary and this one is quite unique. Drawing inspiration from the popular TV show "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" which originally aired on September 10th, 1990 and sharing it's 23rd anniversary with the AJV model. On the show Will Smith was often seen wearing popular shoes which include Air Jordan models like the "Grape 5s", "Black Silver 5s", and "Fire Red 3M Tongue 5s". This TV show became a symbol of 1990's pop-culture and helped push forward the fusion of fashion, music, and sports that encompasses much of the 90's.
The color combination really gives off a "Fresh Prince" look, taking its accent colors right off of Will Smith's often neon colored outfits. The use of the club pink and electric green adds a nice contrast to the very neutral cool grey brushed suede upper. Both shoes share a black tongue, club purple midsole and electric green rubber outsole with translucent rubber sections. However, each shoe has a different inner lining, both which feature a pattern inspired by the t-shirts and jackets frequently worn on the show. The right shoe features club pink as the accent for the Jumpman logos and "23", while the shark teeth come in game royal with electric green speckles. The left shoe features electric green as the accent for the Jumpman logos and "23", while the shark teeth are club pink with blue speckles.
We cannot emphasize how special this release is to true Air Jordan V fans and the legacy of the Air Jordan line. If any of this years AJ5 releases truly commemorate it's 23rd anniversary, this is that pair. They were released in limited quantities and were fairly difficult to acquire so be sure to add it to your collection today.