Taken with Nikon Cool Pix On Air Plane - 2015

The above image was captured using a Nikon Cool Pix L 22 camera – considered at the time pretty solid technology. It was light and compact and the perfect companion for those quick point and shoot tasks.

Taken With iPhone X Late Evening -Ok Light. Camera Still Works And Has Been Thru ALOT

Needless to say, we've come along way since then and the same picture taken with an iPhone would probably yield a less “ashy” result. We weren't alone back in those days, even the big media sites like Sole Collector and Sneaker News had “technical limitations.” Check out the vintage pics below and you'll see that we held our own in those early days – kind of. That said, the Air Jordan 5 "Fire Red" is obviously very special to Sole Protector and our overall story both as a memory and an important part of why we do what we do.

How "Early Release" Info was done - Via Sole Collector Instagram

Via Sneaker News Instagram

Via Sneaker News Instagram


That pair of size 13 “Fire Reds” helped us to make that flight and test our product all over Washington DC back in 2015. We have also used that exact pair in multiple product demonstrations across the country. We will also be using a pair of Air Jordan “Fire Reds” to demonstrate the sauce process. But best of all, the 2020 release of the mighty Air Jordan 5 "Fire Red" gives us the perfect reason to launch an SP Select event packed to the brim with heat.
For our Air Jordan 5 “Fire Red,” SP Select event, we have chosen items from Jordan Brand, Nike, Supreme and MCM to make up the core of our selection. Other cool items that we feel reflect the culture and Fire Red 5 sneaker release will be added as well. All gifts will be given at random to customers.


If you are new to us or have not seen how this works, please check out these posts [All Star 2020 and SOG] to get a taste for it works and what people have received. As always, we have the same simple set of rules (see below) and we hope that you are as excited as we are to see the return of this legendary sneaker. Be sure to also keep an eye on our Social Media as we roll out additional events, deals, discounts and more!
Please Note: OFFER UPDATE! This offer will now run from 4/28/2020 to 5/5/2020. All gifts will be selected and given to customers at random. If you are selected, an email notification will be sent to the email address associated with your purchase. As a fraud prevention measure, you may be asked to confirm certain details before receiving a gift. Please take the time to read instructions and follow them properly. You will have 48 hours from the time the email is sent to accept your gift.  If we do not hear back from you within 48 hours, your gift will be forfeited and we will select a new customer. Once all relevant information is confirmed, your gift will ship separately - approximately 4 to 6 weeks after confirmation is received. 

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