Sep 18, 2019
When NBA legend Michael Jordan captured his fifth league title, he wore a pair of Jordan 12s. Did we mention he dropped 38 points, snagged seven rebounds and di...Read More
What comes to mind when people talk about the Air Jordan brand? Fresh. Stylish. Elite. Global. From a tiny gym in Indiana countryside to a 10,000-person arena in Turkey, everyone from weekend warriors to basketball diehards knows the sneaker that changed the game forever. This summer, Jordan is giving a nod to the upcoming International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Basketball World Cup with the Air Jordan Retro 4 “FIBA” basketball shoes in the Red and Black or Red, Navy and Gold colorways.
Basketball is fighting hard to catch up to soccer’s global reach and marketability. Whether it’s exhibition games, the NBA Summer League or global competitions, there’s more than enough basketball to fill the gap between the last game of the NBA Finals and preseason. The AJ Retro 4 “FIBA” commemorates the FIBA World Cup that will take place in China by showing off a variety of symbols from country flags. This new addition replaces the netting on the sides and lower part of the tongue.
The Air Jordan brand has always been about breaking new ground and finding unprecedented success. The AJ 4 effortlessly accomplished both. Michael Jordan bookended the 1988–1989 season with arguably the most memorable play in basketball history in a pair of the OG 4s. “The Shot,” a buzzer-beating move in game five against Cleveland, took Jordan on a quantum leap toward superstardom and fame.
The Air Jordan 4 is noteworthy for being the franchise’s first global market release, which makes the latest FIBA version that much sweeter. On top of that, the shoe featured prominently in Spike Lee’s film “Do the Right Thing,” going beyond merely impacting the game of basketball and making its mark on pop culture.
Celebrate the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup, and treat your feet to some of the hottest kicks dropping this summer. Shop in-store or online at Hibbett Sports to get your pair of the Air Jordan 4 “FIBA” basketball shoes in the Red and Black or Red, Navy and Gold colorways.