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Air Jordan IV “Toro” – Beauty Shots

July 2nd, 2013 by / 71

The Black and Red combination is one that, for obvious reasons, has always been a significant landmark of the Air Jordan story. The Red aspect of that equation has historically been more controversial, most infamously getting Nike into hot water way back in the Air Jordan 1 era with its fiery, rule-breaking palette. And while it’s no secret that Nike benefited a great deal from that little controversy, they did indeed tune down the red sections quite a bit on successive releases. So while the likes of the Air Jordan IV had a “Fire Red” colorway during its initial release, the use of the color was rather toned down and utilized only for the minute yet impactful accents of the sneaker. The Retro Air Jordan treatments have amended the role of red in the lineup, allowing for all sorts of daring colorways that likely would have given whoever is in charge of the NBA uniform guidelines a panic attack were they to hit the court during Mike’s heyday.

Amongst the favorite of red-uppered Air Jordan retros was the Air Jordan V pair from the “Raging Bull/Toro Bravo” Pack of 2009. Keep in mind that the “Raging Bull” nickname was a community selected one as Jordan Brand eventually christened them with “Toro Bravo” shortly before their release. A bit of a sleeper upon its initial retail arrival, the Air Jordan V “Toro” has only climbed in notoriety since, with its current status in the world of collectors perhaps best exemplified by its taking of the Best Non-OG Air Jordan title in our March Madness Sneaker Tournament in 2012. Later that year, Carmelo Anthony would show up with a “Toro”-styled Air Jordan IV on-feet, with those Player Exclusives eventually evolving into this – the Air Jordan IV “Toro”. Witness the Air Jordan IV “Toro” given its proper due in a setting that links it up with the faux wooden box packaging of the aforementioned Air Jordan V, and check back in on Sneaker News for continued exclusive coverage of Jordan Brand’s biggest releases throughout the year.

The Air Jordan IV “Toro” releases on July 13th with a retail price of $160.

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gotnewkix
gotnewkix

Hit up [gotnewkix at gmail] if you need a pair - 200$ in hand ready to ship and we have plenty of sizes left.

Paaaradise
Paaaradise

Do these come in youth sizes if so how much ?

Brads Pitt
Brads Pitt

Wrong man , the Toro reds Are the same material as the breds and the cavs... The thunders feel just like the CDP 4s. The toros are dark red when you run your hands across them in one direction and light red if you run your hand back the opposite direction. Kind of a sheen or shine to them. And they are a lipstick red "which is a light red. They don't match a red polo shirt. I own them all trust what I say. Or not.

BBTrickShot
BBTrickShot

Not sure why people are worried about creasing on these. These look to be the same material as the Military 4's. I have worn the Military 4's a lot over the last year and they have less creasing than my Bred 4's and I have worn the Breds a lot less. Only thing I'm worried about with this shoe is being able to get a pair. 

OG83
OG83

are they actually dropping on the 13th?

flavio23
flavio23

whats the diffence bewteen suede and nubuck?

DIGITALSMOKE
DIGITALSMOKE

....im not into the 4´s...its a nice shoe,but not in all colorways..the red is interesting...BUT...if i picture me spending money as such,on a shoe like this,and they get trashed up on the first wears...i can really say...PAAAAss...on my spizikes 3M...the yellow nubukstraps have dark stains in em..and i rock short pants like all the time....cant get it out for shyte!!!Naaahhh...i just picked back up on the jordanshoe game and bought 5 pairs of jay´s last month...its not like...yeahhh...gotta have it....!!!i rather wait on them fire red 3´s...and get two of them instead.

OoWee_B
OoWee_B

My Goodness!! I cant wait, these are just too beautiful..Definitly a must have for me #July13th

JFresh_136
JFresh_136

They're trying to hype then up but I liked them from day one. Everyone's complaining about the nubuck but I don't care 'cause it's red

scottb553
scottb553

 easy pass.  Now click your heels together three times and say "there's no place like home"

Old Head 1
Old Head 1

Anyone in the Miami Florida area that has the blue n grey foamposite one's and wants to trade please let me know 

i have a variety to trade for!

Keith_2FLY
Keith_2FLY

how can ppl not like these, but like that "Fear" trash?

JaySosa
JaySosa

they can hype these allll they want, still not feeling em

Born2fly
Born2fly

Soon MJ's balls would have "beauty shots" 

Fosterakahunter
Fosterakahunter

Man, what was the purpose of doing this extended photo spread?

MAD_NICE
MAD_NICE

easy pass. good luck to those who want them.

JManSam
JManSam

Been waiting since last year. Too dope

187swizz
187swizz

Got these and the grey/black 1's on lock from my connect. Plus they drop on my BDAY.Gonna be a good day.

nathanielmowatt
nathanielmowatt

The quality of these in person are nothing to complain about... Seems like JB picking up where they left off in '08!

npt
npt

drool

Staxx13
Staxx13

Love the black hill tab with taht red suede. Will be reserving these + grey toe 1s next tues. Alot of good shoes coming out this summer

obiz9
obiz9

god these are sexy

Old Head 1
Old Head 1

Nigguh theres glamour shots vanity shots beauty shots detailed looks wtf mann!

Brads Pitt
Brads Pitt

Got these from PRC Kicks in china "where they make them" and they were not fake or B grades.. Marqueesole and Sneakerhotline has had them for a while.. Grab them on EBay for less than $300 no problems.....

kshaun12
kshaun12

@Memphislee69 i hope they are the same material as the breds and cavs, cuz if not i dont want these anymore....i hate material that creases up!

MartinD44
MartinD44

@Memphislee69 That's not how the  pics look. I'll defer to you for now if you got em, but I'll make my own decision when I see em. I don't really ever trust people who got em early though, because they could be bgrades. No offense meant towards you, and I'm sure you're an honest person, but you wouldn't really know if you got bgrades anyways unless you compared them to a pair from footlocker or nike from release day. We'll see. You could be right and that's how they'll come, but THESE pics which could also be fakes/bgrades don't look like they have the material you described. They look like the fire red and military blue 4s' material.

BBTrickShot
BBTrickShot

Alright, my bad, you would know! Just saying that's what I looked like to me from the pictures. Thanks for the clarification!

MartinD44
MartinD44

@BBTrickShot What???? I have way more creasing in my military blues than my breds. I wear them both a lot, but have had the military blues longer so maybe that's why. I think that white leatherish material shows creasing way more than the breds' material. My fire red 4s also seem to crease way more than my breds.

MartinD44
MartinD44

@Staxx13 That's not suede which is why I won't be copping. Suede looks fluffy, soft, and makes a mark when you touch it. It doesn't look like fake leather material which is the material these use. I think either durabuck or nubuck, but I forget the difference between the 2. If these were suede I would cop even over retail. They would be a must. Good luck to those who want them.

Brads Pitt
Brads Pitt

It's all good you can check them on my YouTube review if you want to on Memphislee69 channel. They are Fresh Fresh Fresh.

Brads Pitt
Brads Pitt

No problem Friend if you like the jordan IV your going to love these reds. You can check my review on YouTube on Memphislee69 channel.

BBTrickShot
BBTrickShot

@MartinD44 @BBTrickShot I thought it was weird too! The white does show creases more than I would like but I have been able to keep the creasing way down in the toe box by stuffing it with plastic bags. Worth a try if you have trouble with creasing!

Brads Pitt
Brads Pitt

Some people like thier clothes to match... Just sayin. Other people should go back into the closet.

Keith_2FLY
Keith_2FLY

@MartinD44 @Staxx13 whats wrong with nubuck, seems to be more durable than suede imo....my cav 4's and metallic 5's are still looking like they brand new and they both been wore NUMEROUS times!

BBTrickShot
BBTrickShot

@erickwright21 Huh, I thought the Thunder 4's and Bred 4's were same material... The material in these pictures look to be what the fire red and militarys were. But if you have seen them then I will take your word for it. 

erickwright21
erickwright21

Thats what i said in my comment.

Lets be clear, the cav 4s & Bred 4s feel the same.

Thunder & Toro 4s feel the same.

Not 1 of the 4 shoes are leather like the fire red or cement 4s.

If u have the thunders thats what material will be

kshaun12
kshaun12

@erickwright21 i have the cav 4s and bred 4s, so are you telling me these toros arent the same material? cuz if so that may change my entire opinion on these....i dont like coppin jordans that crease, for example cement & fire red 4s!!!

erickwright21
erickwright21

Well since I must explain myself I'm cool with retail stores so I was able to see & hold the shoes.

I own bred, Cavs, also thunder 4s. So I can clearly tell the difference between the materials that were used. You can say the thunders are soft, but they don't feel as soft as the breds and Cavs, which is why I said the breds were closer to suede, but it is nubuck. Thunder & Toro 4s are more like durabuck or whatever.

Once you manage to grab the breds or Cavs you'll KNOW the difference.

Or get the Toros they will feel the same as the thunders

MartinD44
MartinD44

How do you know that these feel like the thunders? Do you have both shoes? I have the thunders and they have a soft texture, closer to a suede feel than these seem to have.These look like they have rubbery wanna-be-leather type of feel, but I don't have them in hand so I can't be sure.

erickwright21
erickwright21

Note, the Cav 4s feel different than theses 4s.

The toro 4s feel more like the recent thunder 4s that released.

The Cav 4s & bred 4s are a lot closer to suede than these

MartinD44
MartinD44

@Keith_2FLY @MartinD44 @Staxx13 I've got the metallic 5s but not the cav 4s. Both of those shoes are nice, but they're both black primarily. I think certain textures and materials look better in certain colors, and maybe that's where my opinion comes from. Black can be made to look good in almost any material with regards to shoes, but red is a little different and needs certain materials to make it look good IMO. To me red needs to have a soft plush look that suede gives it. Basically if you could imagine these with a suede finish, and they came out at the same time as these or 2 months later or something, which would you choose? Would you wait for suede or go with these? I'm passing on these because I 'd rather wear bred 4s, fire red 4s, or cement 4s over these most of the time, so I'd rather just save the space and money.

MartinD44
MartinD44

@Keith_2FLY @MartinD44 @Staxx13 Nothing's wrong with nubuck, but if they're calling these toro 4s then they should be made with suede. If these had the material used in the bred 4s I might consider them because that was a nice alternative to suede, but it looks more like the material used in the fire red and military blue 4s. And that material DEFINITELY creases. I don't mind the material, but it just looks so cheap in red IMO. I guess I like my red shoes to have a soft, plush, luxurious look as opposed to this not-quite-leather look. But that's just me. I might see someone wear them and regret not coppin, but for now I'm gonna pass. There'll be 1 more pair out there for somebody.

TimBeumers
TimBeumers

@Keith_2FLY @MartinD44 @Staxx13 Nubuck > Suede  if you like your shoes creasefree. Accept the nubuck on the Spizike Toro red last year, those shattered when you looked at them.



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