Nike Air Jordan 5 Retro - Charlotte Hornets
Arguably the best Charlotte Hornets-inspired Air Jordan — and there are plenty this year. The Air Jordan 5 Hornets showcase those instant-classic good looks in all their glory.
Deviating significantly from the subtler, predominantly-white execution of the “Hornets” Air Jordan 13 Low, the AJ5 entirely eschews the pale tone. Instead, a purplish-navy leather covers the upper, inlaid with the usual rubberized netting at the side-panel, while the model’s signature tongue design rocks silvery-grey.
Punctuating the tribute to Michael Jordan’s current NBA team — fitting, considering his first one inspired most of the Air Jordan colorways to date — teal jumps off the the accents, perfectly rounding out the palette.