by Brendan Dunne
The Air Jordan 5 Low "China" gets its colorful graphics from traditional Chinese kites, according to Nike China's press release marking the official debut of the shoe.
The translation of the Chinese release is hard to parse, but it seems the kite theme is tied into Jordan Brand's persistent flight motif. Like Michael Jordan himself, these kites strive to defy gravity and "conquer the skies."
The Air Jordan 5 Low here has been known about for a while, but this weekend was the first time the Internet got a look at the similar Jordan Super.Fly 4 PO.
While these Jordans are Chinese in their themes, there's evidence to suggest they're releasing stateside. For now, it looks like the Jordan 5 Low "China" will be in U.S. stores on Jan. 23.
Air Jordan 5 Retro Low CNY "Chinese New Year"
Jordan Super.Fly 4 PO CNY "Chinese New Year"