The Air Jordan 4 is currently one of the hottest Air Jordan Retros, often appearing in limited-edition collabs and popular general-release colourways. Clearly aiming for an outdoors/hiking aesthetic, Jordan Brand offers up the Air Jordan 4 with a mix of brown shades on the upper including Twine and Ale Brown, while a Geode Teal provides the perfect touch that hints at the lush green leaves of the forest.
Sail white tones cover the TPU support wings, heel tab, and netting on the quarter panel to complement the neutral tones. Teal accents adorn the TPU lace cages, interior lining, and Jumpman logos for a change of pace. The sail PU midsole with teal speckles delivers vintage aesthetics to this iconic basketball shoe. The gum rubber sole blends with the brown-based upper to complete the design.
PS: Speckling on the midsole makes the concept even more obvious as it’s most commonly seen on Nike’s ACG and outdoor-themed gear. Full disclaimer: these AJ4s aren’t intended for trails.
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