The AJV “Satin”
Get to know the inspirations behind the first satin Air Jordan V.
In 1985, Nike debuted the Jordan Flight Suit in black-and-red and black-and-royal blue. The suits were a bold statement thanks to their loose silhouette, head-to-toe color-blocking and combination of nylon and fleece. Years later, in 2016, the Flight Suit’s shiny surface inspired the OG Vault Flight Suit (a re-creation of the original), a special-edition satin jacket and “Banned” satin Air Jordan Is.
Since then, satin has been reserved for a special group of Air Jordan Is, including the “Royal,” the women’s “Shattered Backboard,” the “Season of Her” collection and the Aleali May collaboration. For the first time, satin is part of the Air Jordan V, with a colorway inspired by a never-released Black/Fire Red AJV prototype designed by Tinker Hatfield.The Air Jordan V “Satin” uses the same materials as the original Black/Metallic Silver release, except with a satin upper, red midsole and the Jumpman on the heels.
The interior of the Air Jordan V “Satin” tongues reads “Recognize Greatness.” Additionally, there are black-and-red, black-and-royal blue and gym red-black Flight Jackets and Pants available this season.
The Air Jordan V “Satin” is available globally in GS, PS and toddler sizing starting November 3 on SNKRS and at select retailers. The Jordan Sportswear AJ 5 jacket and pants are now available on nike.com and at select retailers.