Jordan Brand is always focused on bringing back it’s classic kicks, and this is just another example of that.
For any sneakerhead, we know how the Air Jordan “Grape” 5s have been a big name in the shoe game for many years. We have seen it on many different celebrities, musician and athletes feet.
Jordan is going back to honoring these shoes in a different way while also honoring the extremely popular 90s show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Young Will Smith who was from West Philadelphia was sent by his mom to his aunts home in Bel-Air to live a lavish, yet educational life. In honor of Will Smith’s 50th birthday, they will be releasing the “Fresh Prince” Grape 5’s with a few custom differences to make it different than the original.
The major differences include “West Philadelphia” right under the tongue of the shoe, the new designed insoles, and last but not least, no shoe laces.
The most interesting part here is the no shoe laces, and it may turn some people away from buying these, but there is a reason. Thats how Will Smith wore them himself (see below).
Keep your eye out for the September 25th release.
My ranking: 8/10 – For those that don’t know… The Air Jordan Grape 5’s are my favorite sneaker of all-time, and I love Fresh Prince… But I can’t get behind having no shoe laces on these, even though will had them himself.