The Jordan V “Green Bean” is the first Jordan of its kind. The entire outer of the shoe is reflective 3M material. This material has a gray base and a super smooth almost plastic feel to it. The midsole is a darker shade of gray with “green bean” accents. The outsole on this Jordan V is clear gel. When the light hits the 3M material the entire shoe becomes lit up with reflection of the light. 3M material isn’t a new component to Jordan’s design arsenal and has been used on the Jordan V before. On the original Jordan V only the tongue of the shoe was made of 3M reflective material.
This shoe was released in 2006 making it 7 years old. As sneaker-heads know, 3M or any other type of plastic material is known for creasing. After plenty of wear, the shoe holds its shape and form extremely well with the help of Sneaker Shields. The Sneaker Shields help keep the creasing to a very minimal amount and hide it conveniently on the inside of the shoe. When the Shields are in place, the toe box looks solid and full bodied.
Since 1990 the Jordan V has came out in a multitude of colorways but this colorway is not to be forgotten. Although it doesn’t feature traditional Jordan colors such as black and red, it is still an instant classic. The first Jordan to introduce 3M material, lace locks, clear outsoles and rumored to be inspired by a WWII fighter jet.