This is the Air Jordan V (5) Retro "Laney" edition in which features a white, varsity maize, varsity royal, and black color combination. This "Laney" edition was the first ever new retro color way to release back when the AJ5 model was retroed in 2000. Most MJ fans and sneakerheads know by now that Jordan attended the North Carolina based Emsley A. Laney High School from 1977-1981. While attending Laney the young MJ became a prime athlete by playing not only basketball, but baseball and football as well. His sophomore year he tried out for the varsity basketball team but was cut because he was only 5'11'' tall, too short for that level of play. That year ready to prove the varsity management wrong he led the junior varsity team scoring multiple 40 point games. After growing 4 inches and heavy training, he dominated varsity his last two years averaging over 20 points per game. During his senior year he averaged a triple double (29.2 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 10.1 assists) and was selected as a McDonald's All-American, the nation's highest H.S. basketball honor. These "Laney 5's" are truly special and have been highly anticipated for about 13 years now. Like it's "Grape" counterpart the release for these will be mayhem so avoid it all and preorder your pair today. These are a must have for any Air Jordan collector.