It’s the year of the Air Jordan IV. Michael Jordan’s fourth signature sneaker makes a case for itself as one of the all-time essential basketball sneakers
. There’s a romantic notion to the silhouette, popular across cultures from rare & hype to GR; you get it all with the retro 4s. Non-other than Tinker Hatfield drew it up on the sketchpad, using urethane-coated netting matched with leather, resulting in a premium hoops sneaker. In the process of designing the sneaker, Tinker even considered a snap-in buckle for advanced support at the forefoot, which obviously got scrapped. Unlike the Air Jordan 3
, the Air Jordan IV was released in more significant quantities, lifting MJ to his next stage at becoming the biggest sports-person in the world.