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    Air Jordan 4 Retro 'University Blue'

    The April 28th release honors the university where it all started.

    WRITER: ART DERECHO UPDATED ON: November 13, 2023

    The Air Jordan 4 might be the most consequential sneaker silhouette in the Jordan lineup following the Air Jordan 1. Its predecessor, the Air Jordan 3, was so well received that it convinced Michael Jordan to stay with the brand despite his displeasure with the model that came before, the Air Jordan 2. Thus, the Air Jordan 4 would build on the success of the Jordan 3 or lead Jordan Brand down a path of mediocrity. The bar was set high and all eyes were on Tinker Hatfield. But like the rising superstar himself, the visionary designer delivered.

    Featuring a mid-cut height for increased mobility, a visible Air sole unit in the heel, additional Air in the forefoot for plush cushioning and a distinct “wings” lacing system for additional heel lockdown, the Air Jordan 4 introduced the “Flight” concept and branding featured on its tongue tag. Over the course of the next year, the silhouette would light up screens big and small, changing the trajectory of sneaker culture forever.

    What shoes are similar to the Air Jordan 4 ‘University Blue?'

    'University Blue’ has been used as a colorway on other releases across Air Jordan and Nike silhouettes. Recent and upcoming releases in a similar color include the: