If you thought that was the last you’d see of the Air Jordan 4 think again! In 2021, this silhouette has been all the rage and the popularity seems to be increasing from here on. With hyped retro colorways like the Air Jordan 4 Lightning and the Jordan 4 White Oreo, it’s no wonder that this silhouette is once again gaining the prestige that it once held. This time, we present the Air Jordan 4 Grey Oreo. A concept that’s highly reminiscent of the recently flipped take on the ‘Oreo’ colorway. This concept, however, foregoes any black shade in favor of a dark grey hue.
The Air Jordan 4 introduces a lot of new things for a new sneaker, including enough holes to lace up your shoes in 18 different ways, an admirable personalization feature for athletes and fans. Tinker Hatfield also introduced Durabuck material which was similar to nubuck, but superior when it came to being lightweight and breathable. Many believe that this silhouette reached an iconic level because of two reasons. The first being MJ’s “The Shot”, a memorable on-court moment. The second being Nike’s marketing campaign with Spike Lee.
These moments led us to where we are today. With concept artists having their own takes on this iconic silhouette in an attempt to create something new and improved. The Air Jordan 4 Grey Oreo features a leather upper with white scuff guards and toes that extend towards the back of the sneakers. Toes lead up to a white netted mesh panel that’s covered by matching grey laces and attached to 4 metallic grey eyelet panels. White leather tongues are contrasted by grey Jump-Man tags and white Jump-Man logos.
Matching the leather eye stays are grey collar linings, interiors, and heel tabs that likely feature large white embossed Jump-Man logos to match the tongues.
Collars also opt for a dark grey hue that complements the triangular heel pieces attaching the laces to the side panels. On the lateral sides, white mesh panels in a netted-like design provide contrast against its dark base. Midsoles also indulge in the titular grey hue with exposed Air Units. Lastly, white/grey midsoles finish off the design. Although they’re marginally reminiscent of the Jordan 4 White Oreo, the clean white shade with subtle grey hues and a contrasting red Jump-Man design is hard to beat. For more concepts such as this, stay tuned!