In celebration of Michael Jordan‘s playing days at the University of North Carolina, Jordan Brand has fashioned many a silhouette with the educational institution’s signature colors. After recently being applied to the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG that dropped earlier in March 2021, the “University Blue” theme is now dropping off on the Air Jordan 4, a makeup that has just been uncovered by way of official imagery.
As indicated by its moniker, the nominal hue here is what makes the biggest statement. The Tar Heel-inspired hue drenches the suede overlays and tongues, laces, as well as the netted sections atop the mid-foot and lower throat. The heel counters and the “wings” on this retro offering are given “Tech Grey” backgrounds with black speckled detailing, the former sporting a Jumpman logo instead of the more favored Nike Air branding. Tongue patches are given a monochromatic white appearance, the right side featuring a Jordan Brand banner addition.
Bottom pieces continue the motif with grey/black speckled midsoles that come paired stealthy forefoot molds and white paint that surrounds its exposed heel Air unit.
Elsewhere in footwear, official images of the Air Jordan 5 “Raging Bull” have surfaced.