May 16, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 61
Many recent Sneaker News headlines have focused on the various ‘Gold Medal’ and otherwise Olympic Air Jordans set to hit retailers in the coming months, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other classics on tap for what figures to be the most densely packed summer on record. This Air Jordan 4 Retro hearkens back to the original ‘Fire Red’ edition that was reprised in 2006 with the ‘Mars Blackmon’ face on the heels, but unlike that ’06 Varsity Red edition, these come sans Spike. That seems more than fair given the success of the Son of Mars and Spike Lee’s insane Foamposite PEs, but would the OG shade of red make these more of a lock (especially given the stiff competition)? Let us know when you’re on the other side checking out a new batch of photos, and be sure to stick with Sneaker News for the exact release date on this August 2012 drop. Photos: SA
Air Jordan IV
All the complaints will change when its close to d-day lol! Watch how rosey its going to be when sn post a week b4 release. Pocketbooks get ready
You bitches need to shut up, this looks off, the red looks off, have you bastards just agreeing with others and the other half still gone buy these anyways tho they say something looks off. The red is a bright red it looks fire red which is the OG color. Varsity red is still cool I'm not complaining bout u guys are. Its an early pic goddamitt. Besides varsity red runs light to dark, bright to dull, but at the end of the day its just a color see y'all at the release
this is my fav jordan of all i really cant wait for these to drop......then after these im gonna ease up on JB and diversify my collection something that jordan heads should really look into because believe it or not there are quality kicks made outside the JB
I'll let everyone complain about quality, and no look pass all they want...as for me myself I'm copping these and the bred 4s no hesitation! All these broads on here complaining about every release is getting old...pull ya'll skirts down or buy some Adiddas or something....SMH #clowns
Here's a history lesson for all the hypebeasts and fake sneaker heads who don't know when MJ wore the Fire Red 4's. The Fire Red's weren't released until November of 1989, which was also the beginning of the 89-90 season. He wore them from November of 89' to February of 1990 which is when the Jordan 5's were dropped. I been looking at the recent comments on these and everybody knows these are gonna sell anyway. Yes the paint and quality sucks, it looks like a 5yr. old painted it on there but I wanted a Pair of Fire Red's without the MARS logo and this is as close as we're gonna get to the OG. I'm gonna cop bc I want them......and they were 1st dropped the same month and year I was born.
i agree the red on these is a little off looks more like ketchup red than fire red..also the these look like they werent put together too well the glue job and stitching is off point and am not even one to complain i dont demand perfection or anything i just dont like being able to tell that my shoes were made by 5 year old kids from china
You complainers can go to hell, stop getting pissed bout the same shit. If quality sucks move on to something else damn. Yall crying over spoiled milk shit aint gone. Im still copping these lookig good my fav 4's
props to sneakernews but all the blogs need to stop leakin these early releases if you know what i mean ... nike need to step it up and do something about these "early release pairs" ! ! !
I will just keep my two pairs of mars that I have and pass on these. The quality has gone down after 2007!
Want fire red might grab one to stock but the varsity isn't what I wanna rock it looks like a fake why re make a classic if your gonna alter it, I'll stick with my mars 4s
something just isnt right about these, i cant quite tell you what, but something is off..... and what's with the color in the air bubble? I know they want to distinguish the new retros from the old retros and the originals, but damn, stop f-n sh*t up jb...... please and thank you.
Where da pics of da military.......I aint feelin dese too much.....especially with olympics and gold medal pack comin soon
Quality JB, Quality!...we demand it!...The very first pic of these IV's show obvious glue residue at the top of the midsole...like a 4yr old Kid that cant stay within the lines...looks like it will be a pass for me #NoLook
Your release date is wrong. I got mine in July of 1989 for my birthday. I was in Atlanta on vacation. I entered High School (was a freshman) in 1989 and Iwas killing everybody in Denver, CO., because these didn't drop out here. Yes, they were a late release, but they came out in the summer of '89, not November. The OG Fire Red IV's were my first pair of Jordans. I've been in love with this colorway ever since. I couldn't stand how they ruined them in '06 with that darn Spike face on the heel.
You can say that again! But I hope everyone hates these so I can get mine with out fighting a mob or have to break onto an all out sprint across a mall parking lot when the air horn sounds by mall security!!! I'm way to old to be racing kids across a parking lot and WAY to fat!!!!
Screaming for better quality on a sneaker website isn't really going to fix it, people are still going to buy the shoes...if you have a problem with the quality how about you send it into the actual Jordan Brand mailing address instead of a url?
if da playoff 12s & white cement 4s are any indication how these will b, u better start gettin in shape now. Cuz every release will b chaotic & its really everybody fa themselves once mall doors open. So we all gotta get out usane bolt on lol