Early on, Michael Jordan was given the nickname “Black Cat” in reference to his swift movements and attack-first mentality on the court. This nickname eventually inspired the Air Jordan 4 “Black Cat” – a triple black take on the retro sneaker. The sneaker, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019, first dropped in 2006 with the “Black Cat” colorway. It quickly became one of the most popular non-OG retro Jordans to ever be made.
It’s not hard to see why. The sneaker comes in a single shade of black. The uppers are made mostly from matte black nubuck, with shiny detailing on the top eyelets, midsoles, tongues, and midfoot cages. Even the Jordan Brand logo on the heel caps are black. This combination draws your eyes to the intricate details of Tinker Hatfield’s creation without having to be too flashy. For these reasons, this sneaker makes a perfect daily beater.
The Air Jordan 4 “Black Cat” is slated to launch this Saturday on January 25 with a retail price of S$269.
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