The Air Jordan 4 continues to be a dominant force on the secondary market that frequently sells out instantly and resells, at times, for multiple times its retail price. The Jordan 4, surprisingly, was considered an ugly shoe when it was first conceived, however, it began to grow on people over time and resulted in them being one of the most popular Air Jordans ever made. Today, sneaker artists consider this silhouette one of their favorites to play around with as there is no shortage in new art that’s dropped multiple times every week. This time, artists have outdone themselves yet again with this Air Jordan 4 Royal Paisley.
These sneakers were released initially on All-Star weekend in 1989 which features a number of events and activities for fans watching around the world. Sneaker manufacturers frequently debut their latest sneakers on the all-star weekend, which boosts the shoes’ popularity. While they were not as hyped and sometimes didn’t even sell out, it is a different story today. We’ve covered a similar Paisley patterned Air Jordan 4 before but this time, artists fuse in an OG Game Royal hue along with white hits.
Coming to the design, these sneakers seemingly feature leather construction with white, light, and navy-blue hits. The toes are perhaps the highlights of these sneakers and feature blue leather backgrounds with flamboyant white stitching in eastern-inspired paisley patterns. Interestingly, these patterns only appear on the toes. Toes feature white tumbled leather that extends onto the side panels and all the way to the rears. Throats, on the other hand, feature mesh netted panels with blue backgrounds, complementing the blue triangular leather pieces on the sides. Traditional white laces envelop the throats and are surrounded by 4 metallic silver eye let panels that are customary to most Air Jordan 4s.
Moving up, you’ll find a pair of white leather tongues with titular royal tags, detailed by white Jump-Man logos. These are bordered by grey sock liners and navy interiors that likely lead down to Game Royal inserts and additional branding. Heel tabs, although not entirely visible, seem to also feature a Game Royal hue, likely embossed with additional Jordan Branding. Blue midsoles with white pieces and exposed Air Units along with crisp white outsoles finish off the design. If interested in a similar pair, check out the Air Jordan 4 Motorsports (2017). For similar content, stay tuned!