The Air Jordan V “Grape” was a bold color move, and like a lot of bold moves it was not embraced immediately during its 1990 release, even though it hit big when retroed in 2006. The colorway returns again in 2010 with the Fusion line.
The Fusion line mixes the “best of both worlds” by taking classic Jordan uppers and putting them on Air Force 1 soles. This AJF 5 goes with an icy AF1 sole, with black rails on the toe and heel. Although the sole construction is definitely from an AF1, the translucence is a Jordan V touch since this was the first Jordan model to use clear rubber on the outsole. The AJF 5 also has Jordan’s 23 stitched on the medial side near the heel, a detail that was only included on select OG Jordan V’s.