A World War II Mustang Fighter Plane gave Hatfield the muse to craft the Air Jordan V. The bite of the teeth on the plane reminded Hatfield of “floating” undetected before making a stealth “attack”. Oh, and Jordan proved true to the BB-game with a tooth-rattling, count ‘em, 69 points in yet another Cavaliers blitz.
Hatfield added striping across the toe to enhance the Jordan V’s signature appeal. The Jordan Brand kept to its colorways by introducing its fourth shoe with an off the court in a grape shade. Ones Michael never wore in play but that got their starring role on—you guessed it, TV.