The Jordan 5 was first released in 1990. Designer Tinker Hatfield and MJ have taken inspiration from the country's highest technological advancements: military aircraft "fighter planes." The comparison is most evident in the "teeth" on the front of the midsole. This look mimics the nose on a WWII Mustang fighter plane. The idea came to the designer when thinking about Jordan's game on the court being similar to how an airplane strikes: "Floating on it's edges and attacking when off-guard."