25 Air Jordan 5 Samples That Never Released

by Brandon Richard

Released in 1990, the Air Jordan 5 was designed by Tinker Hatfield, who drew inspiration from World War II-era fighter jets. The shoe originally released in 4 colorways, but has undergone many transformations in the past 24 years, now carrying no fewer than 33 different looks.

But there have been more. In fact, the current Air Jordan 5 run could nearly be doubled if the following unreleased samples were put into production. Read on for a look at 25 Air Jordan 5s that were left on the cutting room floor.

 

Air Jordan V 5 Blue & Yellow Mesh Samples (1990)

'Blue & Yellow Mesh' (1990)

 

Air Jordan V 5 Green Mesh Sample (1990)

'Green Mesh' (1990)

 

Air Jordan VI 6 Wedding Sample (2006)

'Wedding' (2006)

 

Air Jordan V 5 Black Wedding Sample (2006)

'Wedding' (2006)

 

Air Jordan V 5 Navy/Grey Sample (2006)

'Navy/Grey' (2006)

 

Air Jordan V 5 Grey Burgundy Sample (2006)

'Grey/Burgundy' (2006)

 

Air Jordan V 5 Sunset Sample (2006)

'Sunset' (2006)

 

Air Jordan V 5 Fire Red Sole Sample (2006)

'Fire Red Sole' (2006)

 

Air Jordan V 5 White/Deep Burgundy Sample (2006)

'White/Deep Burgundy' (2006)

 

Air Jordan V 5 Fighter Jet Sample (2009)

'Fighter Jet' (2009)

 

Air Jordan V 5 Dark Army Sample (2009)

'Dark Army' (2009)

 

Air Jordan V 5 History of Flight Sample (2009)

'History of Flight' (2009)

 

Air Jordan V 5 All-White Anniversary Sample (2010)

'Anniversary' (2010)

 

Air Jordan V 5 Pantone 284 Sample (2010)

'Pantone 284' (2010)

 

Air Jordan V 5 Pantone Sample (2010)

'Pantone' (2010)

 

Air Jordan V 5 Blackout Sample (2011)

'Blackout' (2011)

 

Air Jordan V 5 Safety Orange Rainbow Sample (2011)

'Safety Orange' (2011)

 

Air Jordan V 5 Georgetown Sample (2012)

image via Sneaker News

'Georgetown' (2012)

 

Air Jordan V 5 Red Tails Sample (2012)

'Red Tails' (2012)

 

Air Jordan V 5 XX8 Days of Flight Sample (2013)

'XX8 Days of Flight' (2013)

 

Air Jordan V 5 Easter Sample (2013)

'Easter' (2013)

 

Air Jordan V 5 Chris Paul Sample (2013)

'Chris Paul' (2013)

 

Air Jordan V 5 Melo Sample (2013)

'Melo' (2013)

 

Air Jordan V 5 Oreo Black Sole Sample (1)

image via brokeonjordans

'Black Sole Oreo' (2013)

 

Air Jordan V 5 All-Red Sample (2014)

image via Modern Notoriety

'Red' (2014)