Nike has released its newest shoe involving the University of Michigan, the Jordan V “Fab Five.”
The shoe commemorates the Fab Five, which was Michigan’s freshman basketball class in 1991. The recruiting class is considered to be the great class ever.
The Fab Five includes Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson.
According to DefPenKicks, the shoes will not be released to the public. They are for friends and family of the Jordan Brand.
Tinker Hatfield, VP of Design & Special Projects says, “If you were watching College Basketball in the early ‘90s, the Fab Five stuck with you. They brought a new style of play. They had swagger to their game that I hadn’t seen at the college level before. They became one of the most iconic teams in college sports. I wanted to create a special shoe that celebrated that team and marks the start of a new era for the teams at the Jordan Brand and the University of Michigan.”
Hatfield chose the iconic Jordan V as his canvas to celebrate the past and look to the future. The suede Maize upper creates a striking new look to the familiar V silhouette.
Two other classic Michigan references feature on the all-black tongue with the ‘M” embroidered front, and “Hail To” and “The Victors” stitched on the inside of the left and right tongues respectively.
On the back heel features a specially created logo that depicts a graphic created by Hatfield that represents the ‘five times’ sign that the team occasionally used during their time at the school.
This execution of the Jordan V, a gift from Hatfield to the friends and family of the Jordan Brand will not be available at retail.