Here’s What’s Changed on the Nike SB x Air Jordan 4
For almost a decade, Nike’s skateboarding sub-label have collaborated with their Jordan Brand division to craft basketball sneakers made to be skated in. Recently, the Air Jordan 1 has been favoured due to its own history with skate culture, and Eric Koston was blessed with his very own AJ1 Low in 2019, dropping alongside ‘Light Bone’ and ‘Court Purple’ iterations. Now, the latest to touch down from the Beaverton-based duo is the Nike SB x Air Jordan 4 ‘Pine Green’.
Rumours can be traced as far back as May last year, but in February, the first look surfaced. The colourway has been dubbed ‘Pine Green’ and boasts OG-esque colourblocking. It may just look like a normal AJ4, but the design team at Both Nike SB and Jordan Brand have made subtle changes to make Michael Jordan’s fourth signature model skateable.
The biggest change is the overall shape, which pulls from the original 1989 design and allegedly improves the fit for skateboarders. Elsewhere, the classic Wings have been changed to a rubber that will work better with grip tape, while the tongue has also been slightly bulked. The forefoot midsoles feature a Poron liner and no Air.
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