February 1, 2012 BY John Kim / 63
Get the countdown clock ready, because we’re just three weeks away from the release of one of the most highly-anticipated Air Jordan Retro releases of the decade – the Air Jordan IV in the White/Black/Grey colorway. Sneaker News has provided you a thoroughly detailed look at this 2012 Retro, so by now your decision must be made. Qualms about quality, accuracy of the color, materials, the OG-inspired box, etc. can be put to rest because what’s done is done – all that’s left to accomplish is lacing these up on your feet come February 18th. Are these a must-have for you? If so, how many pairs have you reserved space for in your sneaker closet? Peep these new photos below courtesy of ttb and let us know what you think, or jump the gun and get ‘em now on eBay.
Air Jordan IV
I'm 30 . . . . my parents bought my first pair when I was in first grade. I buy and WEAR every pair I get. I have bought some pairs 3 times over the course of my life. I shake my head sometimes when I hear the guy behind the counter say the price, but I pay it every time. It is what it is. And now at the age of 30, I still smile like an idiot walking out of the store with them in my hand the same way I did when I was 6, 7, 8,9,10,11, . . . . . years old. I buy and wear them time and time again because I guess I'm holding onto a time when I was a kid and things were a lot more innocent. I can only describe the experience as sentimental. That's why I don't mind paying 3 bills two or three weeks before the release date for them. I am happy to pay the premium so I don't have to stand on line next to LOSERS, hearing your nonsense drabble for hours in bad weather. You LOSERS, especially the real cool guys who wait on line just so you could resell them.... makes me hate you more. DIE
the hype on these cement fours is getting out of control. just hope i'll be able to cop a pair before they sell out.
Beautiful. I'd much rather have these than a 99 pair. People only like the 99s because of Nike Air. They weren't nothing close to the OG's. But these...They grey & speckles are on point ! PS: SN get it together. Theyre Cement Grey
i dont understand what yall complaining about. These are closer to the OG colorway....stop complainin
i dont understand what yall complaining about. These are closer to the OG colorway....stop complainin, if you dont want them, dont get them. If you want them, get them,
No matter what we say on any website jb will drop what they feel like and they will always sell no matter what. Reading the comments about some people passing or worried about the lines makes it even easier for myself to grab my pair, yet again I don't have any problems. I got mine on hold already at finishline
All of you thinking your not getting a pair because these are gonna fly like concords don't deserve a pair. Why don't you make it more obvious that you haven't been in the game for long. Herbs
305...get ya mind right!There won't be a line for the spizikes(yesssss!),but these are selling out on websites in 20-30 mins flat!Easy cop on the spizikes...ethan hunt on the 4's..lol
The stitching on the toebox/lower panel of that right shoe is horribly done. It's right on top of the forefoot "hill". I hope they didn't make that mistake on most of the pairs. Other than that, I need 2 pairs of these in my life. These are my grails.
I can only imagine what im gonna have to go thru come this 18th because of the concord craze, now everybody and their momma is gonna be looking for every hyped up jordan retro kick. I think people in my generation idolized retro og's so much to this day that the young heads are just following behind us because they know how much these shoes meant to us or they seen them on some celebrity's feet. Cant blame em, its actually our fault. We hyped em for them
i'm already blaming sneaker news for not being able to cop these...they're keeping the hype up on these...dang!
I'm loving the amount of speckles they put on these, lol member when we were scared that they wouldn't have ANY speckles?!
Sneakernews, stop posting crap about the 4's! Your making it harder for true sneakerheads to get these. keep posting what your posting, but just dont post about the cement 4's!! Im beggin you!
i'm 30 yrs old ya lame...been in the game for years.got a closet full of ds jordans,air max 90's and 95's(as well as timbs,hardbottoms and polo boots).I was just stating a fact,this shoe is gonna fly off the shelves as soon as its released because of all the pictures and articles on it.iIf it wasn't for that,most of you would be passing like mark jackson for those ugly as foamposites.A TRUE SNEAKERFREAK WOULD KNOW THIS.............................YA LAME!
there will definitely be a line for the spizikes bro. Every reseller and their mother and grandmother will be out to pick up the metallic reds and they will not shy away from stealin up all the spizikes as well (they are selling out for 200 on many sites in a couple of hours). Most resellers i see get either some type of employee discount or a military discount so they will definitely snag up spizikes on day one.
Don't forget about SN & Complex for revealing at least 45 shoe sites last year LOL. It's been f***** up ever since it happened SMFH. J's, AF1's, etc. sold out in a blink of an eye! -___-
AMEN BROTHER PREACH!!! FINALLY SOMEONE WHO EVEN UNDERSTANDS! tell it! thats why i been ranting on about how i hate these damn shoe sites! because i mean omg! look how the hell there hypeing this damn shoe up for real man lets wake up! 1 week after the other more hype and more hype! then as soon as all these wannbe ass sneakerheads fake ass sneakerheads see all the hype around them they said to them self "WOW THIS MUST BE AN IMPORTANT SHOE! I NEED THIS!" then thats how the stupid ass long long shoes come from!! i mean seriously it wasnt even like this when the man himself was actually in the game! are you serious! these lame ass 15-19year old children! have nooo idea who mike is and what he has done and even way these shoes are so big! comon thats why im saying i give it 1-2years and all this dumb ass wannbe sneakerheads will be done and dead!! can't wait! and its funny cause the wannabes them self are going to be reading this thinking im not talking about them SMH #SHAME!
i know, i'd pick these up in a second if the materials were quality, but since bhms come out on the 11th as well as the dave white jordan 1 (that actually looks like it's high quality), i will possssibly pass, TBD haha even with the very, very poor quality!
First of all I'm 17 and I grew up watching Michael play. Just because there are young sneakerheads don't mean we don't understand where the game came from. And what's wrong with a kid working hard to get the kicks they want?! And BTW hype is nondemographical. Just because someone is young doejsn't mean they eat up everything the media throws at them. Kids follow hype. Adults follow hype. Yound doesn't mean stupid, and age doesn't mean smart. Get our of here with those igrorant comments. If anything, it's intitled people like you ruining the game. The sneaker game is for everyone, Get over yourself.
17 years ago was 1995. It probably took you at least 5 years before you "really" started watching the NBA so you watched MJ's Wizards days. That's not watching Micahel play.