History of the Jordan 4
Released in 1989, the Nike Air Jordan 4 is the second silhouette designed by Tinker Hatfield and undoubtedly one of the most iconic. The unique design instantly secured sell-out status thanks to striking details such as the support wings overlaying the upper and the mesh paneling contrasting against the upper materials. Not only was the design significant, but Michael Jordan accomplished many special things whilst wearing them, and they grew to become more than just a basketball shoe but a streetwear phenomenon. The love of the Jordan 4 is still as big as always, with a variety of clean colourways launching week after week, notably recently the Jordan 4 Retro Red Cement and Jordan 4 Retro Frozen Moments.
The New Wave of Reimagined Iterations
As goes for fashion, trends come and go in cycles. A fairly recent trend within the sneaker industry is aged pairs, nodding to the vintage aesthetic of OG heat found in some serious collections. Most notable are Jordan 1 Highs from 1985 that are amazingly still deadstock and have garnered an impressive change in detail, most notably the shade of the midsoles aging into a beautiful yellowish tone. This cool detail can be seen on the recently released Jordan 1 Retro High OG Chicago Lost and Found and Jordan 3 Retro White Cement Reimagined, both of which boasted all of the original colours and shapes, with the inclusion of an aged-effect box, midsoles, and cracked paint finish on the ankle collar.
Breaking Down The Pair
This leads us to the highly-anticipated Nike Air Jordan 4 Bred Reimagined, modeled from the original 1989 pair that took the sneaker world by storm and became such an icon, re-released many times throughout the years. The ‘Reimagined’ iteration sports an all-new upper comprised of full black leather, a contrast from the typical nubuck we have seen on each release prior, but adopts the same grey, white, and red accents on the midsole, lace loops, and Jumpman branding.
When Is The Drop?
Albeit there are no official images as of yet, the Nike Air Jordan 4 Bred Reimagined is due to drop at some point in 2024. The keyword ‘reimagined’ may not necessarily nod to the pair including aged accents, and instead to the fact they sport a leather upper rather than the typical nubuck, but we will await more information and keep you all in the loop. Whilst we await this information, click the links below to shop some of our latest pairs in stock.