The world of sneakers and that of skateboarding might seem like two parallel lines, but they actually have a lot in common. Although born as basketball shoes, the Jordan 1 became one of the reference shoes in the SB world between the end of the 80s and the beginning of the 90s. Tony Hawk, legend in the world of skate, was one of the first to transport Jordan into another field, stating that the same characteristics that had made the Jordan 1 an excellent basketball shoe were also particularly appreciated by the world of skate and among all , the excellent support that the sneaker gives to the ankle.
But the real news of this new year is that after a long wait, the skateboard section of Nike has decided to donate to all skaters and not only, a Jordan 4 SB in the "Pine Green" color.
The sneaker comes in a mix of Sail, Pine Green, Neutral Gray and White colors. The upper is white leather with neutral gray suede overlays and pine green contrasting accents on the eyelets and midsole. Characteristic of the sneaker is the writing "Nike SB" which replaces "Nike Air/Jumpman" on the heels. Red Jordan branding on the tongue and a white midsole with a gum-colored rubber complete the design. Co-branding and special packaging are also included.
Specifically, what are the characteristics of this Jordan 4 SB?
In particular, the "side wings" are made with a mesh rubber as they are better resistant to griptape than traditional plastic materials. The tongue, on the other hand, is more padded than the classic Jordan 4, even if not to the extent of the SB Dunk. While the sole is thinner in the forefoot in order to increase the feeling with the board and also has rubber sections for greater grip.
The new release is already available on our website hypeclothinga.com!