From 1989 to 2012, and now, 2024 — the Air Jordan 4 OG “Military Blue” is back. One of the most iconic Air Jordan 4 colorways is returning in its original form. In contrast to the 2012 edition, the upcoming 2024 retro release will faithfully replicate the original specifications, featuring the coveted “Nike Air” branding for an authentic ’89 look than the Jumpman heel badge seen on the 2012 edition.
If you’ve been in sneakers long enough, rumors of the Air Jordan 4 OG “Military Blue” coming back have been synonymous with Retro rumors of the Air Jordan 11 “Cool Grey” and the Air Jordan 4 “Thunder.” Now that both of those iconic sneakers have returned, it’s only right that the Air Jordan 4 OG “Military Blue gets the same treatment, just in time for the 35th Anniversary.
The Air Jordan 4 showcases a timeless color scheme consisting of Off-White, Military Blue, and Neutral Grey. Its upper is crafted from Off-White leather with overlays in Neutral Grey adorning the toe area. The quarter panel is equipped with a “Military Blue” underlay and topped off with the AJ4’s signature net. The design is elevated by Military Blue accents on the eyelets, midsole, heel tabs, and Jumpman logos on the tongues. Adding to the authenticity, the heels bear “Nike Air” branding in White, while a White, Blue, and Grey rubber outsole completes the overall aesthetic.
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