The Jordan IV “Fire Red” is one of the original 4 colorways produced by Nike for the coveted Jordan IV. This colorway has been released multiple times, once with Spike Lee’s character “Mars Blackmon”, who was a character in Jordan’s shoe commercials, embedded on the side heel area. Originally this shoe was released in 1989, but this particular retro was released in August of 2012.
The shoe features a white leather outer with black and red accents. The soft leather on this release is prone to creasing which is why these shoes are the perfect candidate for Sneaker Shields. The IV was the first Jordan shoe introduced with the netting on the tongue and side. This netting helps keep the shoe durable, while still allowing it to flex and breathe. The sole of the shoe shares the same sole of other Nike shoes released around the same time such as the Nike Air Flight ’89. The IV was the second Jordan shoe to have visible air in the heel.
Like all original colorways, this shoe is a must have for a true Jordan collector along with the other 3 OG colorways. What makes this shoe standout the most is the Fire Red midsole and lace accents. With white netting over the black tongue this shoe is hard to miss. Since its original release in ’89, the shoe has productively gotten a lower cut on the ankle which makes it more comfortable to wear making this shoe more of an icon for fashion.