Air Jordan IV “Bred” 1999 Retro – Dissolved

Warning: Sneaker Gore

Clearly, the only thing immortal about an Air Jordan is its spirit. This gorgeous Retro release of the Air Jordan IV ‘Black/Cement’ from 1999 (considered by many to be the greatest Retro release of all-time) couldn’t withstand the test of time as the earthly elements have zeroed in on the midsole, reducing the once solid piece of Foam into grated parmesan crumbles. Not to say that all ’99 Air Jordans have a shelf-life of thirteen years, but this particular pair ate the dust hard. In fact, the owner was able the excavate the entire midsole, leaving the shoe upper sitting above the rubber outsole with empty space in between (literally, Air). Well, replacements are soon to follow because this Black Friday, Jordan Brand will let you retire your ’99 problems with a crisp new pair of 2012 Retros. Anyone else have ’99 Air Jordan IVs that are still rockable today? Check out the images of this dissolved Air Jordan IV below and let us know if you plan on copping the Bred IVs this Black Friday.

Photos: kenlu

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