Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
As it always goes with Nike Retro releases, the demand for these sneakers is extremely high. Needless to say that if you see a pair of Jordan Laney 5s kicking about on the Internet, you really shouldn’t pass on them. These ones are a keeper. Whether you’re a sneaker addict or not, the Jordan Laney 5 make one hell of an addition to anyone’s trainer collection. The Laney 5s aren’t part of the original four colour ways from the 1990s – we’re talking about extra rare here.
Air Jordan 5 (V) Retro 2000 Laney High School White / Varsity Royal-Varsity Maize
With the Laney Jordan 5 Retro, Nike went all the way back to the where it all started for Michael Jordan’s basketball career. In this case the word retro doesn’t quite cover it. These sneakers have that touch of sentimental nostalgia that makes them even more special. The Laney 5s feature the colours of MJ’s high school, Laney High. Nike greeted the new millennium with this amazing pair of sneakers with an excellent colourway. White is the predominant colour and is in great company with an electric Varsity Blue and bright Varsity Maize.
This pair is hands down one of the most interesting and successful Air Jordan 5 releases. Their emotional link gives the Laney 5s the added value that Nike and Michael Jordan fans all over the world simply can’t resist. We can definitely say that there’s a pair of Jordans for every majors landmark in MJ’s life and the Laney 5s are a great way to pay tribute to this legendary athlete.
- Tumbled leather uppers
- Varsity Royal tongue and Varsity Maize jumpman
- Air Jordan tag on the Varsity Maize inside tongue
- Round laces
- Michael Jordan’s varsity jersey number, 23, stitched on the heel in Varsity Blue and Varsity Maize
- Varsity Blue and Varsity Maize midsole flame effect
- Jumpman in Varsity Royal stitching at the back
- Jumpman in Varsity Blue on the sole
Original Drop Date
10th May 2000
Where to buy a pair of Air Jordan 5 (V) Retro 2000
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