Jordan 4 Retro
Taking inspiration from a colourway made to celebrate the 4th anniversary of Michael Jordan’s superbike team, this Jordan 4 Retro has been aptly nicknamed Motorsports. As such, its colours reflect those of the motorcycle team, beginning on the outsole. This grippy feature has a pale grey tone at its heel and toe and two white sections through the middle of the foot beside a larger piece in Varsity Blue. Most of these components are lined with herringbone indentations which zigzag back and forth to provide first-rate traction underfoot, but the central white part is smooth and has a Varsity Blue Jumpman embossed onto it.
More rich blue tones appear around the front half of the midsole, particularly on the lateral side. Black and white layers then form the rest of the polyurethane feature, and a visible Air unit sits below the heel to offer excellent comfort to the wearer. On the upper, smooth white leather lends the shoe a certain grace as it constitutes the forefoot overlay, the panel that runs from heel to toe, the collar and the eyestay. Broad white mesh lies across the quarter on both its sides and front, with black material placed directly behind it for a dynamic tonal contrast. Black structural wings stretch up from the leather flanks across the mesh to attach to Varsity Blue lace cages at the top of the eyestay. While these secure the white laces at the top, two more hold things in place at the bottom.
On the tongue, a silvery grey square delivers a pleasant sheen to the sneaker. Black Flight text appears upon it below a Varsity Blue Jumpman, with another such logo adorning the black insole. This appealing shade of blue continues on the underside of the tongue, which contains a white patch with Varsity Blue Air Jordan lettering sewn into it. A large black heel panel fills out the back of the shoe, its top half shaped into a convenient pull tab. A final Jumpman silhouette is embossed onto it, Varsity Blue tones decorating the memorable silhouette for a powerful finish.