Nod to Brand Heritage in the Air Jordan Retro 4 ‘University Blue’

While we’ll never hear “From Wilmington, North Carolina number 23…” from the PA inside the Dean Smith Center at the University of North Carolina, there’s no doubt that the popularity of an Air Jordan model colored in University Blue will ever die. The latest model to receive the all-over University Blue treatment happens to be one of the most popular models in the Jordan franchise, the Air Jordan 4. Go ahead and get in line because these will be HOT.

Behind the Design

Premium suede, highlighted in University Blue, covers most of the uppers on this popular model.  The netting along with the laces, tongue, and sock liner are all also University Blue. While this might sound like overkill, it works beautifully on this pair. The lace holders are Black and give the uppers just a touch of contrast. Cement-toned and Black-speckled midsoles, heal, and rubber lace holder provide a great balance to the otherwise single-colored colorway. The tongue features an oversized tag that resembles that of a collegiate basketball jersey. While some enthusiasts didn’t care for the tongue tag out of the gate, it seems to have grown on everyone as a classy touch. 

This retro will be an instant classic and a must-have in every serious sneakerhead’s collection. Make sure you mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 28th as these are not normal Saturday drop.

They’ll release in a full family size run with the men’s pairs retailing for an even $200. Be sure to follow our social and check out the blog for the latest raffle and release updates. 

Will Hardison

Will became a Sneakerhead with his first pair of Jordan 12s in 6th grade. He is a graduate from East Carolina University and currently lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and two children. Proudly, he owns a Tinker Hatfield signed magazine. Follow him on Twitter @willhardison

April 26, 2021

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