The Jordan 4 has some serious iconic memories attached to it. Tinker Hatfield transitioned from the 3 to the Jordan 4 perfectly. The designer created the “Visible Air” in the midsole, the classic Chicago Bulls colorway and nubuck material for that rugged look. Jordan wore the 4’s back in the ’89 Playoffs against the Cavs where he scored 44 points and hitting the game-winning shot over Craig Ehlo, making it one of his most memorable clutch shots.
Later, legendary director Spike Lee brought notoriety to the sneaker in pop culture when mentioned in the movie Do The Right Thing where the character Buggin’ Out curses out a guy for stepping on white and cement Jordan 4s. This shoe was later retroed in 1999.