SB, Nike’s world renown skateboarding line, has remained relevant through the years thanks to the release of their SB Dunks. However, as they are expanding their catalogue, Jordan has permitted them to rework another classic Basketball shoe. This comes after an Air Jordan 1 SB was made a couple years ago. But this year, it’s the Air Jordan 4 Pine Green which will receive a skater-themed makeover.
What you need to know about the shoe
Firstly, the shoe will come in a white leather upper, with a grey suede mudguard. Green accents are present on the heel tab, crown overlays and midsole. And the rest of the midsole is covered in white and paired with a gum outsole. Lastly, the Jumpman branding on the tongue comes in red on a white background.
However, to make the Air Jordan 4 Pine Green a viable skateboarding shoe, the shoe itself has been reworked. As well as for aesthetic reasons, the gum rubber adds some extra grip to the sneaker. And the upper’s plastic detailing comes in a softer, more flexible material to make the shoes feel less stiff. The shoes feature more padding around the heel and a more flexible heel tab on the back. Lastly, along with some other smaller changes to streamline the silhouette, a comfortable mesh has been used underneath the netting.
Why this makes sense
Skateboarding culture and basketball culture are two of the largest influences on sneakers to this day. So, to bring the two together makes for a guaranteed hit. A pair of pine green Air Jordan 4s would sell out anyway. But with its SB detailing, this opens it up to a new audience of skateboarders. And the skateboarding-inspired changes, like the extra cushioning, may also make the sneaker fit the current trend in sneakers. Bulky, padded shoes are very popular right now, especially with the loose-fitting clothes of skateboard culture. And this pair will fit right in.
When and where to find them
The Jordan 4 Retro SB Pine Green will have a staggered release starting on the 17th through to the 21st of March. As is common with the most popular SB models, it will have a very limited release. After its release, it will be available to buy and sell here, on WOOVIN.