Michael Jordan did more than enough in the Air Jordan IV to give it the classic label. He had his best all-around season in 1988-89, scoring 32 points per game along with 8.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists. He led Chicago to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in his career. In the playoffs, he had one of his best runs ever, scoring at least 40 points in an unbelievable seven of 17 games. He almost single-handedly pushed the 6-seeded Bulls past a 57-win Cleveland team in round one, beating them in their place in the decisive Game 5 — courtesy of “The Shot” — and then helped Chicago knock out division winner New York in the semis. He even put Chicago up 2-1 against Detroit in the Eastern Conference Finals…before they eventually faltered. But despite all of that, the IV rose to classic status simply because it was an incredible sneaker.
Now with the remastered “Columbia” colorway of the Air Jordan IV returning to Champs Sports this weekend, everyone and their momma knows now is the time to cop. The sneaker has never been better quality. We also haven’t seen this colorway in a long, long time. The original Air Jordan IV came out in four colorways but during the first round of retros in 1999, 10 years later, a Midnight Navy edition dropped that hasn’t seen the light since.
There are a number of reasons why you can’t be skipping this release, ESPECIALLY if you don’t already own a pair of the Jordan IV. We’re not going to list them all here. Just the most important ones. Here are 6 Reasons Why Everyone Needs to Own the Air Jordan 4.
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