In 2019, Jordan Brand will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Air Jordan 4. For the occasion there will be plenty of original as well as new colorways releasing.
One of the pairs that will be making its debut is the iconic “Bred” colorway that was worn by Michael Jordan during “The Shot” in the 1989 NBA Playoffs.
While many of the OG colorways are considered the models best releases, one pair that’s often overlooked due to the shoe only being released once is the “Lightning” iteration. This pair originally made its debut in 2006 and has yet to have a retro release.
The Air Jordan 4 ‘Bred’ is one of a handful of releases taking place during 2019 that will help celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Air Jordan 4.
We have seen the ‘Bred’ Air Jordan 4 aka ‘Black Cement’ release a handful of times. First in 1989 followed by a retro release in 1999, both featured Nike Air branding. We also saw another release in 2008 which is part of the Countdown Pack. The last time we saw a release was in 2012 and featured the Jumpman logo on the heel.
This Air Jordan 4 comes dressed in the original color theme which consists of Black, Cement Grey and Fire Red. In addition this remastered edition which have Nike Air branding on the heel.
The Air Jordan 4 ‘Lightning’ first released in 2006 and rumors are spreading that this pair will once again return during the Holiday 2018 season.
As of now, images have yet to leak of this shoe but we should receive a first look in the next couple of months. This Air Jordan 4 is expected to look like the original release while featuring Tour Yellow nubuck across the uppers along with Grey and Black accents. Finishing the look is White across the midsole.
Now the question is, if you could only have either the “Bred” or Lightning” colorway return in 2019 for its 30th Anniversary, which would it be? Cast your vote below and leave your thoughts in the comments section.