Most of you probably missed out on the first batch of Air Jordan IV retros in 1999. I can’t blame you. I did too. That was over 15 years ago. But while most of us have the excuse of youth on our side, this time, this weekend, we know we can’t slip up. That’s because one of those vaunted retros is finally on its way back. Dubbed the “Tech Grey” edition, this Jordan IV might be the biggest release so far for the Jordan Brand’s 2015 remastered retro program.
Dropping at Champs Sports today, this sneaker is going to light the sneaker world on fire. It’s easily the most hyped release of a month that saw new retro colorways for the Air Jordan X, as well as the launch of two signature sneakers (the Nike Kobe X and the Under Armour Curry One) and a number of sick NBA All-Star Game colorways.
The Air Jordan IV was the sneaker that Michael Jordan wore when he made “The Shot” against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 1989 Playoffs. It is also the sneaker featured during an iconic scene of Spike Lee’s film, Do the Right Thing. A descendant of the legendary Air Jordan III – featuring many of the same technological designs that made that silhouette such a success – and a shoe that helped spark Jordan’s best all-around season ever, the IV is a shoe that every sneakerhead must own. Trust me on that account: I own seven different colorways.
One colorway I don’t own, however, is this one. One of the classics, the “Tech Grey” IV will get scooped with the quickness today.
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