Air Jordan 4 ‘Infrared’ Release June 15th

Air Jordan 4 ‘Infrared’ Release June 15th

Haven Neiman

Air Jordan 4


The Air Jordan 4 was first crafted by iconic sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield while trying to come up with how he would top the success of the Air Jordan 3. Wanting to get into more performance-like sneakers, the first Air Jordan 4 received minor alterations, but the overall design was pretty much kept the same as its original design. Although the sneaker wasn’t an immediate hit, the design grew on people over time with its over-molded mesh and unique lacing system. This new silhouette incorporated a more breathable design and a new Nike Air logo at the heel with a signature Jumpman at the tongue. The encapsulated AIr Unit is placed at the midsole, opting for a more technical approach to the sneaker.


First making its debut in the 1989 NBA All-Star Game on the foot of Michael Jordan, the Air Jordan 4 was introduced in the ‘Black Cement’ and ‘White Cement’ colorways. Nike also began releasing commercials that featured Michael Jordan and Spike Lee promoting the sneaker in Sports Illustrated. One of Michael Jordan’s most iconic basketball performances was held during the 1989 NBA Playoffs, and during this performance, the basketball star was sporting a pair of ‘Black Cement’ Air Force 4s.


Introduced in men’s and grade school sizing, the Air Jordan 4 Retro ‘Infrared’ is the latest addition to the Air Jordan 4 repertoire. Featuring a nubuck leather upper, the premium design spotlights a quarter panel netting along with structural wings. The color-popped accents contrast with the upper. The Jumpman-branded heel piece makes a statement, while the molded eyelets and woven Jumpman tongue tag spotlight additional detailing. The lightweight cushioning is presented through an exposed Air-sole unit at the heel. A rubber outsole underneath is placed for optimal durability and traction.


FEATURE Release - Wednesday, June 15th


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