Michael Jordan‘s illustrious career was shaped and developed by many a different coach from high school to college to the professional level, but there was none quite as unique as Phil Jackson. Jackson — who was running the show for the Chicago Bulls from 1989 to 1998 — implemented elements of meditation. Bhuddhism and other spiritual practices into his coaching agenda and this zen-inspired mentality inspired the upcoming Air Jordan 4 “Zen Master” colorway.
As opposed to utilizing the traditional nubuck material for the upper, Jordan Brand invites in a canvas material and styles it with all-over tie dye patterns in an “Amethyst Wave” blend. Solid black accents are distributed to various areas such as the exposed netting, liners, tongue patches, laces midsole molds and Jumpman insignias on the back end. Side “wings,” forefoot eyelets and heel counters are done up with a translucent TPU material, and a pop of “Bright Crimson” shows up on the tongue’s Jordan logos while “Zen Master” printed on the inside of the tongue completes the design.
They are perfect for both casual and athletic wear, making them a must-have for sneaker enthusiasts. Upgrade your sneaker game with the Air Jordan 4 Zen Master.
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