words // Brandon Richard

Noting Michael Jordan's aerial style of play, Tinker Hatfield drew inspiration for the Air Jordan V from the WWII Mustang Fighter Plane. A reflective tongue, clear lacelocks and a translucent outsole defined the classic worn by MJ en route to his fourth career scoring title and career-high 69-point performance against the Cleveland Cavaliers in March of 1990.

For Day 5 of the XX8 Days of Flight, the Jordan Brand salutes the iconic Air Jordan V with this special black and green make-up of The Fighter.

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Jordan Brand XX8 Days of Flight // Air Jordan V 5