NBA 2K16 Kicks: What If Air Jordan 5 Low Dunk From Above Got High(er)?
By Juan Martinez - Feb 17, 2016
When Air Jordans go low, you just never know what to expect. This year’s Air Jordan 5 Low releases is a prime example of that as we have seen the shoe drop in both traditional (Air Jordan 5 Alternate 90) and out-of-the-box (Air Jordan 5 Low China) looks. Some might wonder why Jordan Brand would take this route and not just release them all in the classic cut. It makes sense from a business perspective because it allows Jordan to re-release classic colorways in a “new way” – like the upcoming Air Jordan 5 Low Fire Red – or play around with different materials and themes that maybe don’t work in their original form. From the sneakerhead’s point of view, the lows are a much better option for casual use thanks to their cheaper price point and ease in which you can slide on a pair. A purist might not agree with this as Jordans have a certain level of gravitas that they would argue should never be touched, but I would say that something like the Air Jordan 11 Nightshade would look like garbage on the regular mid-cut. On a low? It’s fine…
But what about when Jordan is set to drop a low-cut and you wonder how great it would look like as a mid/high? Such is the case for me with the Air Jordan 5 Low Dunk From Above. As a low, it looks good enough and will probably do numbers for Jordan at retail, but I can’t help but think it would have been so much better if they had kept it as a mid like the Air Jordan 4 Dunk From Above. In this week’s NBA 2K16, I imagine the Dunk From Above 5 in what I feel should be its correct form and with the “23” embroidery. If you’re interested in the shoe dropping this weekend, be sure to bookmark our Air Jordan 5 Low Dunk From Above launch page for more images, videos and breaking news.
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