The high-top sneaker employs a white leather base using “Photon Dust,” while the titular color rests on the midsole, arriving with lighter blue crests, mimicking waves kissing a sandy shore.
A grey ‘Photon Dust’ leather upper with ‘Diffused Blue’ accenting makes up the upper, with iconic AJ5 design features including the 23 branding on the lateral heel, Nike Air branding on the heel, and the P-51-inspired flames on the midsole.
The design features pre-yellowed netting on the tongue and quarter panels, which look to be in a repeating pattern featuring A Ma Maniére’s ‘A’ logo. As the AJ5 is known to be a bit chunky, they’ve slimmed the sneaker down on the ankle collar and tongue, with the latter featuring A Ma Maniére branding and the Jumpman on the respective left and right reflective tongues.
A Ma Maniere’s signature “A” appears in monogram form on the AJ5’s netting as well as the shoe’s lining. The pre-aged look is also seen on the yellowed outsole with the Jumpman appearing to finish off the sneaker.
About A Ma Maniere x Air Jordan
The collection continues A Ma Maniere’s mission of centering the Black experience as the visuals and story draw inspiration from Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” poem and James Baldwin’s “To be African American is to be African without any memory and American without any privilege” quote.
“Black identity is not a monolith and the Black experience isn’t uniform. It is our diversity that is our strength, we are unified in more ways than the world wants us to believe,” said Whitaker Group Owner and Founder James Whitner in a press release. “All our previous stories led into this moment, building this first chapter we now bring to a close by opening our arms out to the world to bring us all in, across our communities, the diaspora and the world to celebrate unity and culture — but also the one common experience we all have: being desired for your culture, never being told that you belong, but still showing up to do the work — from dusk til dawn.”
How comfortable are Air Jordan 5s?
On a scale of 1-10, I would rate the Jordan 5, 7.5 in terms of comfort. The Jordan 5 silhouette may be heavy, but they’re extremely soft inside, and the tongue is thick and cushiony. For this reason, I would recommend them for those long days when you’re constantly on your feet.
How do you care for Air Jordan 5s?
The Air Jordan 5 is made from nubuck leather; to keep them clean, I spray them with a sneaker protector before wearing them outside. After wearing them, I remove any dirt using a nubuck brush and return them to their original box, mainly so they don’t get dusty.
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