As many could’ve guessed it, the Air Jordan V (5) “Bel-Air” was very limited. How limited? Well, according to sporting goods researcher and analyst Matt Powell, the retro that had everyone in a frenzy this past weekend was limited to no more than 20,000 pairs. Wow!

Now you may be saying to yourself, “Hey, that’s not a big deal…” but in-fact, if you look at the bigger picture in terms of the demand versus the number of retailers worldwide who actually supplied them, that’s merely not enough pairs to go around. Not only that, but it’s also important to hone in on the fact that Jordan Brand usually produces between 200,000 and 300,000 pairs of any given release. Minus a -1% loss in comparison to last year’s Air Jordan IX (9) “Kilroy”, it is wise to believe that Jordan Brand has plans to make up for the slight sales loss.

Why did Jordan Brand hold out? Was this done intentionally? Could there be a restock happening soon? These are all great questions that we’re sure many of you want answers to. At this point, all we can do is offer an opinion and keep our ears to the streets.

Were you able to obtain the Air Jordan V (5) “Bel-Air”? Share your experience or thoughts on this mind-boggling information in our comments below and stay tuned to Sneaker Files for any new developments.


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  1. Everything being everything?
    20,000 is by FAR a smaller number than the numbers seen on other recent Retros.
    In comparison to say?
    Playoff or Olympic VII’s, Fire Red or Military IV’s, Fire Red V’s, etc.
    ..20,000 is a small #.

  2. Why not make these an general release or the only way you could get them is order online. If it’s going to be limited, let Michael, Phil, or Tinker themselves past out the pairs. They surely would have security.

  3. For anyone saying 20,000 pairs isn’t limited. Check the population. Can’t believe some people are still this ignorant.

  4. Weakest way to release a shoe, fuckin raffles, I hate em!! No reason in the world to raffle off kids sized shoes!!!!

  5. got mines tuesday…store were i live got 12 more after releas…i feel ahh restocc as well…im thinkin all star weekend…thts why i got rid of my bred 11s…restocced wat 3x i believe is wat it was…


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