Jordan Brand’s retro offerings have transcended basketball to be some of the most sought after lifestyle offerings in the sneaker industry today. After announcing the Pinnacle Collection, a premium lifestyle take on the iconic Air Jordan 1 featuring actual 24K gold accents throughout, this year the Jumpman has focused on the Air Jordan 4. This Air Jordan 4 Premium “Obsidian” will release next Saturday, September 17th featuring a luxurious quilted navy upper. The leather used even extends to the interior for a truly monochromatic finish while a Metallic Bronze hits the lace eyelets and heel to further the premium sensibilities.
While the Jordan 4 has taken a backseat to other retros in recent years, we did still get the Air Jordan 4 “White/Cement” retro not too long ago followed by a bevy of other Pinnacle offerings that saw Pony Hair and Snakeskin textiles redefine Michael Jordan’s fourth signature. The upcoming Air Jordan 4 “Wheat” while limted to only 9,000 pairs takes that whole Hender Scheme aesthetic and rightfully steals it back. How does the Air Jordan 4 Premium “Obsidian” match up to those releases? At $400 USD it isn’t too hard to see where this release gets its price point from with the Remastered quilted leather upper, waxed laces, and metallic bronze accents. But is it a price that you’re willing to pay?
If you can’t wait for this premium Jordan retro to arrive at retailers next Saturday, be sure to check out eBay.
AIR JORDAN 4 PREMIUM “OBSIDIAN”
Style Code: 819139-402
Release Date: September 17, 2016