The “Grape” Air Jordan 5 has been an instant classic since its initial release back in 1990. What took this shoe to the pop-culture stratosphere was when Will Smith rocked them on more than one occasion on NBC’s iconic hit show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
The “Grapes,” as they’re affectionately known, have sold out almost instantly every time they’ve released. Will this new take on a classic keep the run going? Reports have been circulating that a new version of the Grapes would be released. SneakerNews and SneakerJamz have released images of this retro. Big fans of The Fresh Prince will notice that Will didn’t wear laces in the opening credits and throughout the show’s first season run. As an homage to Young Will Smith’s style, Jordan Brand has removed the normal laces and lace lock, and covered all the eyelets with a premium tumbled white leather. Smith’s—and his character’s—Philly heritage is also acknowledged via a debossed “West Philadelphia” hit directly above the tongue mesh. To finish things off, the shoe also boasts Fresh Prince-inspired insoles and of course, the classic Nike branding!
It’s also been reported that a special Friends and Family edition of the sneaker should be revealed soon. Look for these unique Jordan 5s to arrive on September 25th—Will Smith’s 50th birthday. Let us know what your thoughts are on this crazy take on the Grapes and as always, stay tuned to The Jordan Rack for more news and product availability on our site.
Images courtesy of: SneakerNews, SneakerJamz