There's no doubt in anyone's mind that the Air Jordan 4 is one of the most iconic sneakers of all time. Designed by the legendary Tinker Hatfield, it was first teased in Sports Illustrated’s November 1988 issue in the original "Bred" and "White Cement" colourways. It wasn't until February 1989 when Michael Jordan's fourth signature silhouette would be available to the public - and the rest is history.
Here at The Edit LDN, we think everyone should own at least one pair of AJ 4 in their daily rotation. While we so sell a bunch of different colourways and styles, this can be a little overwhelming especially if you're new to trainers. With that said, we've made it easier than ever by showcasing five pairs that every sneakerhead should own. From the iconic "Fire Red" to the legendary "Black Canvas," there's something for absolutely everyone here no matter your personal aesthetic.
Air Jordan 4 "Fire Red"
The Air Jordan 4 "Fire Red" has got to be one of the most famous J4s in history. One of the first colourways to be unveiled back in the '80s, the pair was retro'd earlier this year in its original shape, structure, and colour scheme. While the "Fire Red" has re-released multiple times in the past, this marks the first time that it's back with its OG "Nike Air" heel badge. Buy now
Air Jordan 4 "University Blue"
If you're in the market for a future classic, then look no further than the Air Jordan 4 "University Blue." Done up in a buttery all-suede construction that's smooth and sleek to the touch, this AJ 4 is painted in a striking blue colourway that actually pays homage to His Airness' alma mater, the University of North Carolina. All of this, coupled with speckled grey accents, and you've got a winner. Buy now
Air Jordan 4 "Taupe Haze"
If you want that "Cactus Jack" aesthetic but you don't have that "Cactus Jack" money, the Air Jordan 4 "Taupe Haze" should be on your must-cop list. Similar to the aforementioned "University Blue," this pair is dressed from heel to toe in suede but this time in an earthy light brown hue. Bearing a striking resemblance to early Travis Scott samples, you need a pair of these ASAP. Buy now
Air Jordan 4 "Lightning"
Just like the "Fire Red," the Air Jordan 4 "Lightning" is also a re-release, but this time from 2006. Coming in a bold "Tour Yellow" palette, the vibrant makeup will no doubt be a shock to the system, especially when it's paired with electrifying "Dark Blue Grey" accents throughout. If you're looking for a sneaker that will turn heads for many seasons to come, your search ends right here. Buy now
Air Jordan 4 "Black Canvas"
And last but definitely not least, we have the Air Jordan 4 "Black Canvas." The newest colourway on this list, it's crafted from a textured canvas upper that's as versatile as it gets. While new school sneakerheads might see this as just another future classic, old school sneakerheads will quickly notice the similarities between this and 2015's ultra rare Eminem x Carhartt x Air Jordan 4. Buy Now
And that's that! The Nike Air Jordan 4 will always be one of the most sought-after models in history, and it's easy to see why. The perfect balance between form and function, you can rock these everyday, everywhere. So what are you waiting for? Check out The Edit LDN's top five pairs and secure your size while you still can!