The blazing red color tone has long been associated with the Chicago Bulls, particularly when it’s mixed with black which is commonly known as the “Bred” colorway. Although the Bulls have frequently inspired Air Jordan colorways, concept artists have seemingly tweaked the revered Bred and created something entirely new that’s eerily similar to 2019’s “Singles’ Day” Air Jordan 4. Presenting, the Air Jordan 4 Dragon’s Breath, a design with a blazing red upper and contrasting black hits.
In most years prior to 2019, the Air Jordan 4 would sell out but weren’t as hyped as they are today. In recent years, Jordan Brand released a plethora of new hyped colorways, either retros of OGs or iconic colorways of other models implemented for the first time on the Air Jordan 4 such as the Jordan 4 University Blue. This has noticeably increased the silhouette’s popularity and resale value as well which has ultimately led to more concept art popping up. Recently, we covered a myriad of Air Jordan 4 designs including the Air Jordan 4 Red Charcoal which featured similar hues but swapped out the black for grey hits.
This latest concept, the Air Jordan 4 Dragon’s Breath features a bright red upper that appears to be premium leather, a feature customary to most Jordan 4s ever since their conception in 1989. This material appears on the toes, mudguards, and extends all the way to the rears of the shoe. Above the toe boxes, you’ll find netted mesh throats with a contrasting red background, the top half of which is covered by the traditional black laces. These laces go through red leather eye stays and four metallic black eyelet panels that are attached to two leather triangular pieces on either side.
Going up, you’ll find matching red tongues with black tongue tags and contrasting red Jump-Man logos. I expect to find this color combination on the inserts of the sneakers as well, albeit we don’t have a view of them. The heel tabs also appear to wear a blazing red hue that’s possibly contrasted by black Jump-Man logos, or at least we hope it is. Black midsoles and Dragon’s Breath outsoles finish off the design. Interested in similar pairs? Check out the Air Jordan 4 Singles Day (2019) which features a similar upper but with tan outsoles and red mesh paneling. For more concepts such as this, stay tuned!