In 1989, the Air Jordan 4 emerged, building upon the Air Jordan 3’s knack for seamlessly blending on-court performance with off-court style. Notably, straps encircled the eyelets, providing additional support for basketball players or resembling sleek wings when laced casually. While the original colorways steal the spotlight, our focus today centers on two captivating non-original releases.

First up is the Air Jordan 4 “Thunder” edition, making its triumphant return in 2023, sporting the beloved color scheme that first graced the scene in 2006 and subsequently in 2012. The shoe flaunts an all-black nubuck upper, accentuated by vibrant yellow touches on the molded eyelets, lower tongue, and quarter panel, the latter pair adorned with black netting. Beneath your feet, a yellow PU midsole ensures cushioned comfort, while an exposed Air-sole unit at the heel takes it up a notch. The iconic Jumpman branding proudly adorns the Flight tongue tag and molded heel tab.

Next in the spotlight is the Air Jordan 4 “Cavs” colorway, a tribute to the 23rd Anniversary of “The Shot.” This historic moment saw Michael Jordan’s last-second basket over Craig Ehlo, securing victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the ’89 Playoffs. Featuring a black nubuck upper complemented by safety orange and game royal accents, this sneaker originally hit the shelves in limited quantities back in May 2012.

Now, it’s time for you to weigh in on these two remarkable Air Jordan 4 releases. Which one do you think reigns supreme? Cast your vote below and let us know your verdict on these iconic kicks. Your choice will shape the legacy of these classics in the sneaker world.

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Air Jordan 4 “Thunder”

Air Jordan 4 “Cavs”

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