The Air Jordan V—inspired by the WWII Mustang fighter plane—is one of the most recognizable Air Jordans ever made. Though the design is amazing, Jordan proved these babies weren't just for looks.
Released in Jordan's first year under the tutelage of head coach Phil Jackson, MJ led the Bulls to a franchise record for wins. He also dropped his personal-best 69 points wearing these bad boys before taking home the scoring title.
Aside from futuristic features such as the metallic tongue and "lace-lock" technology, the V was the first Jordan shoe to feature the clear sole, which would become a huge trend in the years to come.