The Air Jordan 4 has pretty much disappeared from the scene in recent years and we all unfortunately hardly got to see new releases of the high-top silhouette. But that has changed drastically in 2021! Baggy pants are as trendy as they were back in the 90s and Jordans are more popular than ever, at least since the collaborations with Travis Scott.
On the one hand, long-time collectors are upset that suddenly everyone thinks Jordans are so great again just because a famous rapper is wearing them, but on the other hand, the long-awaited, many comebacks in the form of Jordan 4 Retro releases would hardly exist if there wasn't so much demand.
And that's exactly the kind of releases we're talking about today. Which ones? - Well, the retro releases! Today we show you our selection of the best Jordan 4 Retro Releases we saw (…and with a lot of luck also copped..) in the current year 2021. All good things come in threes, or something like that, that's why we're showing you a short Top 4 of the best retro releases of the AJ4 from 2021. Let's go:
"Retro releases celebrate past releases of a particular model and bring them back onto the scene with small changes from the original."Kevin at Sneakerjagers
April 2021 🔥 Air Jordan 4 Retro 'UNC' | CT8527-400
In order not to include too much personal opinion, we provide you with the top 4 in chronological order by release date.
The Air Jordan 4 Retro 'UNC' or 'University Blue' is without question one of the most sought-after releases of the year. Whether we're talking purely about AJ4 releases or all releases of 2021. With an iconic colorway that's a staple on every Jordan Brand sneaker silhouette, the Jordan 4 Retro 'UNC' has all the attention in 2021.
With its clean, soft suede upper in a beautiful light blue, this Jordan 4 is an eye-catcher for any outfit. What's more, light blue is one of the trend colours par excellence in 2021.
Unfortunately, this past sneaker release is completely sold out. However, you can still buy the beautiful pair in your size with a certain surcharge on the resell platform StockX.
July 2021 🔥 Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Oreo 2.0' | CT8527-100
The second highlight in our list of the Top 4 Jordan 4 Retro Releases of 2021 is none other than the Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Oreo 2.0'! Also known to many as the 'White Oreo', this Jordan 4 is an absolute object of desire.
With its relatively simple colour scheme, this basketball sneaker is a nice all-rounder that enhances every outfit and even the most boring cargo pants. With its bright white upper made of tumbled leather, the sneaker also has an extremely elegant look.
When the first leaks came out in Spring 2021, many collectors thought that the 'White Cement', i.e. the OG colorway of the Air Jordan 4 would return. Instead, the Jordan Brand delivered the famous 'Oreo' colourway from 1999 in a modified form, in white, and the sneaker scene was anything but averse.
Unfortunately, as the hype would have it, this model is now sold out everywhere. But with a certain surcharge, you can buy the splendour in your size on the resell platform StockX.
August 2021 🔥 Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Lightning' | CT8527-700
The Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Lightning' definitely belongs on this list, as the most eye-catching Jordan 4 of 2021, this sneaker is even dubbed by many as the "best retro release of the year".
But it's purely a matter of taste. The first release of this colorway was in 2006. However, the colorway seems to have a high value among collectors and the kicks were sold out in no time at every raffle and every in-store release! Even a shock drop was dedicated to the Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Lightning' on Nike's most important day, SNKRS Day.
I'm sure you can already guess… Unfortunately, this Air Jordan 4 Retro is no longer available at retail price. Click on the button or on one of the pictures to check if your size is available at StockX and for what price.
September 2021 🔥 Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Shimmer' | CT8527-100
Last but not least, we come to a Jordan 4 Retro that was released just last month. The Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Shimmer' caused a lot of excitement and was already the talk of sneaker lovers worldwide several months before its release.
This is mainly because early leaks of the 'Shimmer' model looked extremely similar to the Off-White x Air Jordan 4 WMNS 'Sail', but should probably be easier to get with the highest, as more pairs, as well as a larger sizerun would be produced and the hype would be less.
When the release was officially announced by Jordan Brand, there were a few surprises. This sneaker was only supposed to be released in WMNS sizing and the colour on the upper was more brown than 'sail'.
Whether this is/was really all so tragic is a moot point. But it is 100% clear that the Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Shimmer' is a must-have for Jordan fans in 2021. An incredibly aesthetic colorway with the finest smooth leather look give the shoe a unique look! Click on the button or on one of the images to see if your size of the otherwise sold out pair is available in your size at StockX.
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