An Alternative to the “Thunder”-The Air Jordan 4 Electric Lime

 The Air Jordan 4 has an unmistakable design and out of all of Michael Jordan’s signature 35 sneakers, the Air Jordan 1, 3, and 4 are perhaps the most iconic that have been enshrined in the memories of fans because of their functionality, history, and of course, their design. These innate features have inspired many concept artists to adopt the silhouette as one of their go-to canvases just as they have with the Air Max 90 and the Air Force 1 Low. Following the myriad of recent concepts, we present the Air Jordan 4 Electric Lime which appears to be a different take on 2012’s Air Jordan 4 Thunder that also features similar color blocking.

The Jordan 4 was a revolutionary design in its own right. The original design, instead of heavy leather, featured a lighter nubuck material with perforations on the side that was made up of mesh to increase ventilation. To match the price, however, these sneakers were given a full-grain leather upper which enhanced support and made the sneakers more durable. Whoever’s worn a pair will tell you of these sneakers’ extra padding around the toes and ankles which provides the wearer with additional support for whether they’re on the court or on concrete. One of the most intriguing parts about the AJ4, however, are the myriads of colorways that retro each every year, and with them, comes the inspiration for new concepts such as this Air Jordan 4 Electric Lime.

Uppers on the sneaker rock the trendy matte black finish that we’ve all grown very fond of. It presents itself around the toe region, the mudguards, and extends all the way to the heels of the concept. Moving up, we find shimmering titular mesh panels on the throats, customary to almost all other Air Jordan 4 sneakers. These panels don black backgrounds which further enhances the contrast provided by this hue. Throats are wrapped in matching Electric Lime laces and lead up to a pair of black tongues with more Electric Lime Jump-Man branding.

The color blocking is quite reminiscent of 2012’s Air Jordan 4 Thunder but doesn’t feature the exact same hues. The “Thunder” colorway sports vibrant yellow hues while this concept wears color tones that are more similar to 2011’s Air Jordan 4 Doernbecher which currently holds a price tag of over $2,000 on the reseller’s market.  Coming back to the concept at hand, metallic grey eyelet panels almost blend right in with the rest of the dark background while Electric Lime side panels compliment the throats. Black/green midsoles and black outsoles with titular borders complete this electrifying new concept! For more content such as this, stay tuned!