The Off-White x Air Jordan 5 “Sail” is the follow-up to Virgil Abloh’s initial Jordan 5 collaboration from early 2020. Images of the “Sail” colorway surfaced around the same time Off-White and Jordan Brand released the black-based Jordan 5 in February 2020. Like the black version, this design features Abloh’s singular deconstructed aesthetic. The upper displays exposed foam, mesh detailing, and a transparent film with die-cut circles placed randomly on the body and tongue in reference to the Jordan 2010.
Off-White’s signature industrial inspired styling is applied throughout, including the Helvetica text on the laces and medial side. Both the embroidered Jumpman on the silver reflective tongue and “23” branding on the heel are finished off in Fire Red as a call back to the original styling of Michael Jordan’s “Player Exclusive” version. Additional nostalgic elements like the “Nike Air” on the heel and pre-yellowed outsole give the shoe a vintage look. Release date: October 24, 2020.