December 15, 2015 BY Patrick Johnson
Jordan Brand‘s revisionist’s view of history started with the Air Jordan 5 Retro “Midnight Navy”, an original sample colorway from 1990 that never made its way to production. Now the Jumpman has more of those samples planned to release years later like the upcoming Air Jordan 4 Alternate 89. The pair exudes a certain Chicago feel to it thanks to the combination of a buttery tumbled leather base and Gym Red accents on the midsole and mesh inserts. A unique ‘Alternate ’89’ callout is even hidden on the other side of the heel tab. It’s a simple no-frills look that shows that Jordan Brand had plenty of different routes to take when first introducing the Air Jordan 4 in 1989, and this colorway could’ve been a near-classic had it released back then. You don’t have to wait until January 2nd either – buy your pair right now on eBay.
Air Jordan 4 “Alternate ’89”
Color: White/Black-Gym Red
Style Code: 308497-106
Release Date: January 2nd, 2015