Air Jordans are hard to come by in normal times, let alone when people are stuck at home and everyone is talking about Michael Jordan and the Bulls with the premiere of “The Last Dance.”
Nike released a set of Air Jordans when the documentary series started. They were sold out before the opening credits.
It took just a few minutes for these to be claimed. Maybe next time, sneakerheads.
Nike did a surprise drop of the Jordan V for “The Last Dance”. Predictably, they sold out before the opening credits. pic.twitter.com/QvBp9MDGJ7— DeAntae Prince (@DeAntae) April 20, 2020
It seemed as if the entire internet was waiting on pins and needles — and “The Last Dance” delivered.
The much-anticipated, 10-part, behind-the-scenes look at the final year of the Chicago Bulls dynasty unveiled its first two episodes on Sunday night, with fans, celebrities, NBA players past and present, and more all coming together to relive the waning days of Michael Jordan’s time in Chicago.
And, just like you, they all loved what they saw:
I could’ve watched all 10 episodes right now.— Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) April 20, 2020
Anybody else just sitting on the couch trynna figure out how to go on with your night 😂😂😂— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) April 20, 2020
Is it next Sunday yet? #TheLastDance— Chris Bosh (@chrisbosh) April 20, 2020
If I had 3 wishes in life. I think I would have asked for #TheLastDance— DWade (@DwyaneWade) April 20, 2020
Michael Jordan’s Last Dance was fantastic and I loved all two hours of it!! Young fans that never got to see Michael play now understand why he’s the 🐐 of basketball!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 20, 2020
Indeed, in just the first two hour-long episodes, “The Last Dance” showed the depth of its storytelling, with over 20 different interview subjects featured in the opening 15 minutes alone. The stories were honest and riveting, with contemporary perspectives supplemented by an astonishing amount of all-access footage.
Sneakerheads were shocked when SNKRS made a surprise drop of the Fire Red Air Jordan 5s to help celebrate The Last Dance. However, excitement turned to despair for many as the new release sold out in minutes.
i wanna cop them but you cant when they sold out. https://t.co/nzYz90NpGb— Ashlee Trombly (@AshleeTrombly) April 20, 2020
Me getting ready to cop the Fire Red V’s on SNKRS pic.twitter.com/SyvajgFHSC— Zach Marin (@ZachMarin34) April 20, 2020
Whoever decided to shock drop the Fire Red 5s at 9 @ night... pic.twitter.com/UdH1RU0HoS— A Creative 🏁 (@_____sb______) April 20, 2020
SNKRS with a shock drop of the “Fire Red” Air Jordan 5 to celebrate The Last Dance. Who got lucky? pic.twitter.com/ZcR9x6zWS0— Steals On Kicks (@stealsonkicks) April 20, 2020
I take one nap and miss a whole Jordan release 🤦🏾♂️ never sleeping again https://t.co/1c5fs4d6hE— Splash God 💦 (@SplashGodsWorld) April 20, 2020
If you missed out on the iconic sneaker via the SNKRS app last night during the long-awaited documentary for NBA icon Michael Jordan’ final championship-winning season with the Chicago Bulls, not all hope is lost as the silhouette will be available on the platform on May 2 at 10 a.m. ET with a $200 retail price.
The sneakers will also be available in big kids’ sizing for $140, little kids’ sizing for $80 and $60 for toddlers.
The Air Jordan 5 “Fire Red” features a white leather upper that’s paired with a contrasting black midsole with fire red accents. The bold hue is also featured on the collar, tongue, heel and lace locks. According to Jordan Brand, this is the sneaker Jordan wore on the court on March 28, 1990, when he scored a career-high 69 points in against the Cleveland Cavaliers.