Air Jordan IV
Esteemed street artist KAWS reinvents the Jordan IV

  • Nike Air Jordan x KAWS
  • Suede Upper in Grey
  • Stitched 'Companion' Hands Overlay
  • KAWS Branding
  • Glow in the Dark Outsole
  • Air Window & Air Cushioning

RELEASE INFO

Brand

  • Nike Air Jordan x KAWS

  • Cool Grey
  • COOL GREY/WHITE
  • Product Code:

  • 930155-003 (2017)
  • Launched on:

  • 31-03-2017
  • Silhouette Explored

    KAWS wraps the Jordan IV in a medium grey suede, with the upper featuring the hands of KAWS iconic 'Companion' sculpture. The heel counter is embellished with the KAWS 'XX' logo with Nike 'Air' branding below it. The silhouette comes complete with a KAWS hang tag and a fluorescent glow in the dark outsole that reveals KAWS branding.

    The 4 originals: White Cement, Black Cement (Bred), Military Blue & Fire Red. Explore the Air Jordan IV on Shoe Shelf.

    Silhouette Explored — History

    The Air Jordan IV was released as the follow up silhouette to the Air Jordan III in 1989, the silhouette was designed by Tinker Hatfield and built on the foundation of the Air Jordan III by making it more streamlined. The AJ4 was worn throughout the '88-89 season as the Bulls reached their first Eastern Conference Finals, but would ultimately lose to Isiah Thomas' Detroit Pistons. The design was the first to incorporate a series of aesthetic improvements such as urethane-coated mesh caging on the sidewalls and the lace panel to elevate breathability, in addition to exposed triangular ankle straps that housed a distinctive 3-by-3 square set eyelet lacing system. The lacing system opened up customisation options through the various lacing permutations that were now on offer. The upper was segmented into 3 sections, with 2 panels above the midsole that housed a visible Air unit in the heel. The tongue tab would introduce the Jumpman logo, whilst the heel counter would feature Nike Air branding, the heel collar incorporated a large tab in order to make breaking into the silhouette easy as possible. The Bred colourway introduced a softer leather across the upper, when introduced it was dressed in Durabuck.

    Silhouette Explored — History

    During the 90's the shoe would become a favourite of a number of TV personalities such as Will Smith (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - although he was seen in the Jordan V more frequently - and Dwayne Wayne (A Different World), in addition to making a marquee appearance in Spike Lee's film, Do The Right Thing. Of Jordan's many iconic moments, none come bigger than the Shot, in game 5 of the EC First Round, Jordan hit a clutch series winning-shot over Craig Ehlo, whilst wearing the Jordan IV Bred. The Jordan IV was the first Jordan silhouette to be modified by an external brand or fashion house, with Jordan teaming up with UNDFTD on a military inspired 'Deep Green' edition in 2005.

    Notable Games & Events featuring the Jordan IV

  • The Shot vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Jordan - 32/8/8 Season
  • 52 Points vs. Boston Celtics - 09-11-1988
  • 52 Points vs Philadelphia 76ers - 16-11-1988

  • Image Credit:

  • Focus On Sport. Michael Jordan against the Cavs - 1989
  • Eddie Wagner. Michael Jordan celebrates after hitting a series clinching winner over Craig Ehlo & the Cavs - 1989
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