Also known as ‘Black Cement,’ the Air Jordan 4 ‘Bred’ has been released five times, and this doesn’t count the Golf rendition that was available in 2021. The first time we saw the classic release was in 1989. For the first time, a retro was available, which took place in 1999. Both of the pairs have Nike Air branding. 9 years later, in 2008, the brand decided to bring the shoes out once again, but this time part of the Countdown Pack series and included the Air Jordan 19. The two shoes equaled the number 23 and help celebrate the release of the Air Jordan XX3.
In 2012, we saw another retro debut, but just like the Countdown Pack, this rendition came with a Jumpman logo on the heel. In 2019, we finally saw the shoes return true to OG form, including Nike Air branding.
Instead of a full-suede upper, Jordan Brand have instead opted for a tumbled leather, which has fans divided. Reimagined is a series by Jordan Brand that takes an original colorway and offers them in a new way. It could mean different materials used, or it could take on a vintage/aged look. What we can expect is the use of a Black, Cement Grey, Summit White, and Fire Red color combination. Details such as the support wings, the midsole, and even the “Nike Air” at the heel, however, are faithful to the original.
Are Air Jordan 4 Good For Basketball?
While one could play basketball in an Air Jordan retro, it is not advisable given the more technically advanced modern basketball sneakers available. Today’s tech surpasses that of the 80s and 90s by leaps and bounds with respect to on-court performance.
- Sickest looking AJ so far
- Glove-like fit
- Durable construction
- Good traction for BB
- Good support and lockdown
- Step-in comfort
- Excellent every day sneaker
- Better sneaker than a basketball shoe