Is This Virgil Abloh’s Next Air Jordan Collaboration?

Victor Deng

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Since Virgil Abloh began his ongoing partnership with Jordan Brand and Nike in 2017, the designer has released a bevy of colorways featuring a remixed version of the classic Air Jordan 1. While Abloh has yet to drop another collaboration featuring a different Air Jordan model, that may be coming to an end after leaked images of a potential Off-White x Air Jordan 5 surfaced.

An early look provided by @zSneakerheadz on Instagram is what appears to be a collaborative Air Jordan 5. The style has replaced the traditional leather build on the upper with a black mesh material including two see-through panels at the ankle collar and on the netting mid-foot. Details generally found on the silhouette are once again featured on this new version, including a reflective tongue and “23” branding emblazoned on the heel counter; Abloh’s signature ‘Shoelaces’ branding is printed near the aglets.

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Jordan Brand has not yet provided official release information, but rumors are swirling that the pair will make its debut at the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend, Feb. 14–16, in Chicago, Abloh’s the hometown.

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