Jordan continues its series of 'Craft' sneaker releases that reinterpret iconic Jordan silhouettes in a handcrafted way, bringing together the old and the new to create ever new designs.
Taking a familiar base and twisting it is a formula that works well for Nike and Jordan.
It's easy to think of the Off-White x Nike 'The Ten' collection, which put 10 classic sneakers into Virgil Abloh's magic design box.
Regarding this Jordan Craft series, it started in December 2021 with the Air Jordan 1 High OG 'Craft' and then continued in 2022 and 2023 with 3 packs of Jordan Mid and Low 'Inside Out'.
Reversing materials, updating textures and revisiting construction, the design process is broadly the same delivering a silhouette that is both recognizable but never seen.
This Air Jordan 4 Retro was quite anticipated by fans since the first leaks. Jordan brand has clearly increased the scarcity both on the Air Jordan 4 releases but also on the quantities available at retailers.
The value on secondary markets has mechanically increased and so has the perceived value by fans.
This special edition presents us with a handcrafted interpretation of Tinker Hatfield's 1989 design. A new colorway with a gray upper and beige and yellow details for a perfect contrast.
At first glance, the pair exudes that 'handmade' feel with unusual textures and added stitching.
On the side, an embossed leather replaces the famous plastic strap bringing a luxury touch to the basketball pair.
Soft suede on the upper and additional stitching lines on the front and side of the upper complete the artisanal touch.
The lining has not been forgotten with an update of material to make it softer and brushed.
Combined with a square patch next to it, it becomes easier to put on the pair for daily use.
The Air Jordan 4 Retro SE 'Craft' is a very successful release and faithful to its basic concept.
A quality superior to the usual Air Jordan 4 and a slightly better comfort. The price was higher like most special editions since the retail was 219.99€ against 199.99€ for the 'normal' editions.
The pair was released on February 11, 2023 in Men's and GS sizes and was sold out immediately.
You can still get a pair on the secondary market via our release page.
Enjoy our exclusive photos & video of the Air Jordan 4 Retro SE 'Craft' below if you are still not convinced.