April 30, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
With genuine DS pairs about as rare as an autographed first pressing of Infinite, the Eminem x Air Jordan IV ‘Encore’ is one of the most desired collectibles born in this age of collaboration. Em’s IVs came in a distinctive Lions-leaning blue nubuck upper just like the sample version pictured here, but instead of a matching eyelet wing, this nixed design went with the traditional polymer build. This coupled with a lighter grey on the mid- and outsoles makes for an easy spot, but then again, the photos that you’ll see after the jump below are likely as close as any of us will get to seeing these in person. Let us know if the right one was issued and stick with Sneaker News for more rare Air Jordan samples like this one revealed by former Jordan Brand head and current Nike Sportswear lead man Gentry Humphrey.