The upcoming “What The” Jordan 4 release pays homage to the four original colorways of the Tinker Hatfield-design shoe – the “Black/Cement” or “Bred”, “White/Cement”, “Military Blue”, and “Fire Red”. All four 1989 OGs can be spotted clearly as their signature details have been interspersed throughout the entire chassis of the shoes, but there’s an added feature that is rather easy to overlook. On the lace-tips of both shoes are a series of numbers that may appear random, but they’re the actual product codes from three decades ago – with each treated with their corresponding colorway. It’s connecting the dots to obscure details like these that impress the purists of original Jordans, so let’s hope there’s more of this style of thoughtful approach to designing future Retros.Jordan Brand is gearing up for its holiday season of releases, which starts off with a new iteration of the popular Air Jordan 1 High.Announced earlier this month as part of the brand’s “Fearless Ones” collection is a new “Fearless” iteration that’s unofficially inspired by Michael Jordan’s transition from his days at the University of North Carolina to then playing for the Chicago Bulls. The shoe combines University Blue and Gym Red patent leather overlays on the white-based leather upper, which is set off with a black and gold jeweled wings logo near the ankle collar.
Throughout the years, Jordan Brand has released a version of the Air Jordan 11 during the holiday season, and this year will be no different.The Air Jordan 11 “Bred” was originally recognized as the colorway Michael Jordan wore for the NBA Playoffs back in 1996. The colorway helped MJ capture an NBA championship in the mid-’90s and began the quest of his second three-peat. Fittingly, it will release again this year for the first time since 2012 to mark the 10th anniversary of Jordan Brand’s annual holiday celebration of the coveted sneaker.he model features a black-based mesh upper that’s paired with a premium patent leather overlay for an added touch of luxury. Additional details include a red Jumpman logo by the ankle collar as well as the traditional 23 branding embroidered on the heel counter. Completing the look is a foam white midsole as well as a red rubber outsole. Returning in true original fashion, the shoe will be available with extended sizing and OG detailing including the shoe’s original box from the ’90s.Prior to its official announcement yesterday, the brand held a surprise pre-release of the shoes exclusively on the SNKRS app that sold out within minutes. Fans that missed out will have another chance at copping the kicks when it releases on Dec. 14 on Nike.com and at select Jordan Brand retailers for $220 in men’s sizing.