Jordan 4 Retro Blue

Jordan 4 Retro Blue

Detalles

Colorway
Blue
Style Code
A02571-401
Release Date
January 17, 2018
Department
Men
Brand
Jordan
Model
Air Jordan 4

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Design Features of the Jordan 4 Retro Blue

Tinker Hatfield changed up the game on his second of many Air Jordan designs by amping up the performance and breathability. He kept the AJ 3's mid-cut height, the visible Air unit in the heel and the "Nike Air" emblem on the back. Hatfield also retained the signature Jumpman logo on the tongue.

The Air Jordan 4 implemented a more utilitarian approach. Here's what made it stand apart:

  • Cost-effective Durabuck synthetic leather upper that wipes clean with ease
  • An encapsulated Air unit added to the forefoot
  • The word “Flight” incorporated into the Jumpman logo—Air Jordan is meant to fly, after all
  • The addition of “wings,” a multiport lacing system with extra holes for a customized fit and enhanced lateral support
  • A pull tab added to the heel for an easier wearing experience
  • “Over-molded” mesh paneling for increased breathability, the netting was coated with urethane, dipped in soft plastic, then air-blown to remove the plastic from the net’s gaps

History of the Air Jordan 4

On May 7, 1989, the world witnessed "The Shot", an impossible feat for anyone other than His Airness. Michael Jordan pulled off this legendary buzzer-beater with assistance from his Black Cement Air Jordan 4s. It was MJ's fifth year in the league and a brilliant display of his growing dominance as a superstar.

The same could be said for Tinker Hatfield, the lead designer for the Air Jordan line. After the tremendous success of the Air Jordan 3, Hatfield had his work cut out for him. Coming on the heels of one of the most popular sneaker designs ever, did he dare mess with the formula? He opted to keep the overall design similar to its predecessor but boosted the performance features.

If the Air Jordan 3 saved Nike's partnership with Jordan, the Air Jordan 4 cemented it—primarily due to the inspired design efforts of Hatfield.

Jordan 4 Retro Blue

The Levi brand collaborated with the Jordan brand to create the Jordan 4 Retro Blue. It features a Jumpman logo-stamped paper patch on the tongue. The upper is made of washed indigo denim and contrast orange stitching. Parts of the sole also have the denim material with the rest in white and gum rubber. A strip of red appears on the bottoms of the outsoles. These Jordans also feature a visible air unit window on the heels and a herringbone traction pattern. They were brought to market on January 17, 2018.

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