Thought plaid-on-plaid was a fashion no-no? Think again as Nike dispels this myth with their excellent take on the Air Jordan 5 silhouette. By incorporating this dynamic pattern with a cosy fleece liner, they’ve concocted the ultimate sneaker for the chilly weather. Regrettably, the attractive design – tagged the Air Jordan 5 “Plaid” – is presently confined to kids sizes. However, it’s clear that many grown-ups, like us, are eager to sport this distinctive pattern on their feet. Might the Swoosh brand be persuaded to offer expanded sizing? Well, let’s dive in.
The Air Jordan 5 “Plaid” comes dressed in a colour scheme of “Black”, “Dark Obsidian”, and “Total Orange. But really, all you notice are the varying plaid patterns covering the shoe. From tartan to houndstooth, the bold clash of patterns across the sneaker’s upper creates a unique and daring look.
A subdued brown plaid design softens the toe and collar, while the toe box and heel boast a lively red tartan pattern. Meanwhile, the side panels and tongue display a timeless black-and-white colour palette, with houndstooth patterns adorning the tongue and minimalist black-and-white squares accentuating the sides. These divergent patterns amplify the shoe’s attractiveness and set it apart from its Air Jordan 5 counterparts.
The plastic side cage, striking in black, resonates with the eyelet’s TPU above. The vibrant orange laces complement the prominent Jumpman logo, which sits proudly on the tongue, the translucent lace lock, and the heel tab. However, an alternative pair of black laces is supplied for those preferring a less flashy look. Also featured are an orange insole and the “Air Jordan” tag positioned at the back of the tongue.
Finally, the eclectic design combines a sleek black midsole and semi-translucent rubber outsole, offering a chic contrast to the vibrant plaid patterns. Moreover, the midsole flaunts the iconic Jordan 5 “shark teeth” in an energetic “Total Orange” tint, still much more subdued than the rest of the shoe’s design.
Ultimately, the Air Jordan 5 “Plaid” is a lively sneaker, ingeniously blending vibrant colours and unique patterns for a visual treat. Just imagine how sharp this pair would look with a coordinated plaid shirt (in any of the colours on the shoe) and black jeans!
The Air Jordan 5 “Plaid” can currently be snagged at Nike.com and select Jordan retailers. As stated before, these are only available in little kids sizes for $100 USD and big kids sizes for $160 USD. So, if your feet are on the smaller side, you could undoubtedly strut these stylish kicks. Otherwise, consider them for the trendy young ones you know.
Honestly, we think the playful pattern would lend a standout element to any ensemble, making these a top pick for sneaker enthusiasts of all ages. We can only hope Nike expands the size range in the future to meet the demand from adults wanting to sport this stylish trend. Until that day, stay tuned with us to catch more sneaker drops and reviews…And to find out if Nike ever gets the Air Jordan 5 “Plaid” in extended sizes for us BIGGER KIDS too.
Would you snap up a pair of these Air Jordan 5 “Plaid” sneakers if they became available in adult sizes? Or is the plaid overload just a touch too much for you?