Release Date: Nov 28, 2020 at 10 am EST
Just in time for the holiday season, Jordan Brand is gearing up to rerelease the fan-favorite Air Jordan 4 “Fire Red” for the first time since 1989. Well, they have retroed the sneaker in the past – but never quite like this.
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This quintessential colorway initially released in 1989 alongside a “Black Cement” (aka “Bred”) and “Military Blue” pair. These three sneakers were the first Air Jordans to be released globally.
The Air Jordan 4 “Fire Red” has been retroed two or three times in the past thirty-one years, depending on whom you ask. The first (if you count it) was the Air Jordan 4 “Laser” from 2005. It boasted familiar “Fire Red” colorblocking, but opted for a laser-etched upper as opposed to the traditional white one. The second retro came in the form of a “Mars” pair the following year. It was certainly closer to the OG than the former, but the Mars Blackmon branding on the heel was just enough to warrant disqualification.
The most recent installment of the white-hot colorway was the Air Jordan 4 “Fire Red,” which was released in 2012. At first glance, it appeared to be an exact replica of the original – but it wasn’t. One look at the heel tab told you everything you needed to know. In fact, all previous retros featured Jumpman-branded heel tabs, as opposed to the Nike Air embellishments found on the 1989 pair.
This 2020 take on the classic “Fire Red” 4 is undoubtedly the most true to the OG release. The uppers are dressed in a familiar supple white leather, with black and “Fire Red” overlays adding contrast. Similarly colorblocked sole units are identical to the 1989 pair as well. And yes, this pair comes equipped with vintage Nike Air branding on the heel tab.
The Air Jordan 4 “Fire Red” is set to release November 28th on JimmyJazz.com in full family sizing. Don’t be late; you wouldn’t want to wait another thirty-one years.
The Air Jordan 4 “Fire Red” is a versatile sneaker in terms of styling, as is the case with most black, red, and white Jordan retros. For the first outfit, start with the Jordan Jumpman Long Sleeve Crew Neck Tee in black. This lightweight cotton tee features red-and-white Jordan Jumpman branding on the chest and sleeves, which matches the sneaker flawlessly. Complete the outfit with the Jumpman Air Fleece pants in black. These comfy sweats match nicely with the tee, while offering great contrast to the white and “Fire Red” accents of the sneaker.
For the next outfit, start with the AJ1 Short Sleeve Tee from Jordan. This comfortable cotton T-shirt features Air Jordan 1 branding for a clean look. The black tee offers great contrast to the sneaker, while the black, white, and red AJ1 graphic match the sneaker perfectly. Finish the outfit with the Jordan Jumpman Air Fleece Pants in red. These bright-red sweats excellently accent the “Fire Red” details of the sneaker, while adding contrast to the dark-colored tee.