One of, if not the most celebrated sneaker franchise ever, Jordan Brand is commemorating its Silver Anniversary, also known as 25th Anniversary, in 2010. As a part of the year-long festivity, the label along with designers from Nike and Jordan himself have formulated a special Silver Anniversary collection of Air Jordan’s scheduled to launch throughout the year. One of the first is Air Jordan IV (4) Retro.
First appeared in 1989, the Air Jordan IV (4) exemplified the attempt to make basketball sneaker lighter with its unique breathable mesh panels. A new logo, the word “Flight” in simple script form, accurately expressed the sentiments of AJ4’s wearer when they saw Michael Jordan effortlessly soared over his opponents. Designer Tinker Hatfield added new support overlays on the sides as preventive measure against ankle injuries. Something MJ couldn’t afford at the time during the height of his career. Its biggest stamp of approval, however, was when it played in the central theme of Do The Right Thing, Spike Lee’s breakout film on racial tension on the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant. The Air Jordan IV (4) – Silver Anniversary (25th Anniversary) Edition is now available at select Jordan retailers and NikeStore.com
Color: White/Metallic Silver