'Black Metallic Reimagined' Air Jordan 5 Rumored to Drop in February 2025

The OG colorway is returning for its 35th anniversary.

Air Jordan 5 Retro from 2016 / Via Nike

2025 marks the 35th anniversary of the Air Jordan 5, and to celebrate the milestone, Jordan Brand is reportedly bringing back an original colorway of the popular silhouette.

According to new reports from Sneaker Files and @zSneakerheadz on Instagram, the "Black Metallic" Air Jordan 5 is returning to retailers next year. Given its far out launch date, leaked images of the purported retro have yet to surface online. According to the reports, the upcoming version is expected to be identical to the original 1990 pair, featuring a black nubuck upper, "Nike Air" branding on the heel, reflective silver tongue, and translucent outsole.

The "Black Metallic" Air Jordan 5 was last retroed in 2016 and also featured the aforementioned OG-inspired details. Prior to that, the colorway was available in 2011, 2007, and 2000. It's worth noting that the shoe shown above is the '16 version.

As of now, Jordan Brand has yet to confirm that the "Black Metallic" Air Jordan 5 is returning in 2025. Stay tuned to Complex Sneaker for new developments in the months ahead.

UPDATE (05/17): According to newly leaked info from @zSneakerheadz on Instagram, next year's purported "Black Metallic" Air Jordan 5 is part of the brand's "Reimagined" series of retro releases. The upcoming pair will feature reflective piping on the upper and will come with white shoelaces. As of now, images of the style have yet to surface but the account shared a mock-up rendering of the new reflective details below.

UPDATE (05/29): New info from leakers Sneaker Files and @zSneakerheadz on Instagram has revealed that next year's "Black Metallic Reimagined" Air Jordan 5 will arrive on Feb. 15, 2025, coinciding with the NBA All-Star Weekend. The purported style is expected to feature reflective piping on the upper for the first time and will be available in full-family sizing. Check back soon for official updates.