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Air Jordan IV “Green Glow” – Sample vs. Release Version Comparison

June 2, 2013 BY / 59

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The “Green Glow” Air Jordan IV apparently had a little bit of a tweaking before the final retail version. Shown here is the style that you can expect in stores, one that utilizes a two-toned grey upper in the place of the more uniform tonal-grey looks that fell on the early samples. We’ve seen little switches like this go down countless times before, whether it be thanks to a factory blunder (the Air Jordan IX “Black Bottom”) or just a last minute alteration (the Air Jordan XI Low). See both both versions after the jump, keep in mind that the two-toned is the one you can expect in stores, and then give us a heads up in which Air Jordan IV “Green Glow” you prefer.

Air Jordan IV
Dark Grey/Green Glow-Cement Grey-Black
308497-033
08/17/13
$160


Air Jordan IV “Green Glow” Release Version









Air Jordan IV “Green Glow” Sample

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59 comments
highoffjordans
highoffjordans

The samples are 10 times better looking. Whoever tweaked them to look like they do now should be fired.

sixburgh
sixburgh

I like the samples WAAAY better. I'm almost exclusively an og or Bulls colorway guy, but I was actually considering copping them. Now it's an easy pass for me.

bander93
bander93

selling DS black bottom 9s size 10 email me britton893@gmail.com

23kicksfor23chicks
23kicksfor23chicks

I prefer the release version. The lighter tone of grey on the toe cap makes the shoe pop more and brings it together.

wdunham1982
wdunham1982

I love em both but the soild grey samples I like more my birthday shoe!!!

jhoward
jhoward

Samples are better. I don't like this two-tone thing JB is doing with the 4's. Wackkkkk

CC221
CC221

NO GLOW?? NO GO!..NEXXXT!

Jay23
Jay23

The samples are kinda plain, and I'm really liking the release. The only problem I have with it is the fact that the midsole is white. I'm not feeling it. Black, or even a dark grey would make them look that much better.

Rico2332
Rico2332

The samples look way better than the release version

EazzyStayStoned
EazzyStayStoned

da release version does have a lil more "pop" to it...but i neither like or dislike either pair..

DJ_Sadistik
DJ_Sadistik

Wow, Some people need to go back to school. Lol On another note I like both, not disliking either or. I'd buy either one.

justwin
justwin

Mannnnnnn you're nuts if you think the release looks better than the samples.

wavy1000
wavy1000

All dis time I fort the sample was the release version ..the samples in comparison make them look weak as fuck ..damn jb fukd up with dat ..because of dat extra white bit dey gna dirty real fast

JFresh_136
JFresh_136

The only thing I would change on the release is the laces, but I rather the samples there was nothing wrong with them why change it....

Steved23
Steved23

The only thing I prefer on the samples is the sole and the black laces.

Whosdatswing
Whosdatswing

release > VULGAR PIECE OF SHIT

those uppers... pfffff, at least they dindt put some patent leather on it!

hec585
hec585

The realese are the truth the samples are fucken plain

Chino780
Chino780

I like the release better. 

Dixon Syder
Dixon Syder

I like the grey mid-sole & one tone of grey for the uppers versus the white mid-sole & the 2 tone uppers. But  the GID sole on the release is way better. I also prefer the black lace wings versus the grey ones on the sample. Thumbs up for going with more GID sole!

Big Dix 

JackSpain
JackSpain

It's funny hearing you guys bitch about the differences between the sample and release version and when it's time to copp and you can't get a pair, will be the same guys bitching that, "man I couldn't get a pair sold out everywhere!" Women always find something to complain about!

There's a reason the unreleased version is called a sample!!!

Fresh3000
Fresh3000

jordan dropped the ball with this, we dont want no fucking white mid-sole on no fours smh

AGreSiVo
AGreSiVo

Seriously guys ? Those samples are a joke !!! I love the change . They can be a summer time shoes ..

Liukxng
Liukxng

It looks childish now like JB did to much on the release pair. The sample was fire they messed up again

pesanze
pesanze

retail are thank god way better, I love the grey part, as on the fears. but not totally diggin them anyhow

scottbloood
scottbloood

Fucking JB! Release the sample version ya bishes! 

tony_stark
tony_stark

Don't get me wrong, I'm still gonna grip a pair regardless, they still clean as! but the sample pair.. TUFF! would've been the smarter choice to go with the sample pair imo. but damn! theyre tryna throw that white mid sole on all the 4s now gah damn! jordan should try diversifying their new color way drops instead of making them all look similar.

DreamChaser
DreamChaser

Smgdh jb you did it again... by again meaning doing ruining shit

dlox3547
dlox3547

Sample are fucking dope, harder than the retail. Y'all fucking up for changing the color scheme.

Facsimile
Facsimile

well they got one thing in common, they both fuckin stink.

Hunnitthou
Hunnitthou

Do these for real glow in the dark?

kutsum
kutsum

The samples are far better IMO. I like the extra gray on the sample to balance out the bright green. Plus, they try to throw white midsoles on everything and it's becoming played to me.

Brads Pitt
Brads Pitt

These are a must cop, sleep on these and you will be kicking yourself in the ass....   Sample is nice , but the full green bottom sets them of....  Toe box looks better on the sample though.....

adika45
adika45

i like either one i think the sample had a lil too much grey tho with the mid sole being grey too but it still looks good, the white mid sole looks good too but kinda looks a lil cheap like skilledhooper82 said but it depends on how you rock them that matters so Id cop.

Da_Real_Big_Infinite
Da_Real_Big_Infinite

Samples are obviously better but it'll can settle fa da retail one... Da sample version would probably b QS anyway

SkilledHooper82
SkilledHooper82

Sample version look way better....retail version look cheap af smh

LUX09NC
LUX09NC

Retail version is way better, glad they didn't release the sample version it would have been a mistake. The white midsole givings it more pop to the eye. I think I will definitely will cop these!

npt
npt

sample version is a lot better they need some new decision makers at jb

Born2fly
Born2fly

yall know yall copping, they light up stop fronting 

DugLast
DugLast

Oh well. More money for other kicks.

Eldog
Eldog

Looks better with the white midsole. (Retail version)

elk101
elk101

The Light Grey tone makes the shoe look weak and feels like JB is just trying to tie in it's releases(with other two tonal releases "Stealth" IV etc) I've wanted the sample since I first saw the "leaked" pictures. Now it's a definite NO will hold onto my money.

Fresh3000
Fresh3000

@JackSpain only you and those like you whine and complain about something and still get it, the final is trash and will not be copped so you enjoy your green glows



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