When it comes to Air Jordan and Nike sneakers, snakeskin print is not something new. However, it is a point of fact that only a few releases were able to pull off the snakeskin look like the Jordan Air Python from 1980’s, the custom Air Jordan IV “Bred Python: by TheShoeSurgeon, the Air Jordan 5 “Snakeskin” custom, and of course, the set of Nike Air Pythons in different colorways.
Air Jordan 4 Snakeskin
Release Date: 2016
So aside from releasing pairs of kicks that rocks on the hardcourt, Jordan Brand also seems to be going for two luxury snakeskin models this 2016 –officially known as the Air Jordan 4 “Snakeskin”.
Early on October 2015, there had been speculations that JB is working on a wide array of materials for its sneakers. There’s no surprise that Jordan Brand went for the snakeskin; what surprised fans is the fact that instead of the usual Air Jordan 11 which always carry the material, the silhouette chosen to carry it for now is the Air Jordan 4.
So what should sneakerheads expect with the new Air Jordan 4 Snakeskin? There’s the shoe upper made entirely of snakeskin but unlike the range of Jordan 11s using different snakeskin color for each release, the AJ4 Snakeskin will be sporting a more neutral tone which looks similar like the Nike Air Python.
Actually, news has it that the two models will only differ with the colorways since one would be dressed in white and grey and the other in black. There’s no official picture of the black Snakeskin yet but as for the Air Jordan 4 Snakeskin, Sneaker News leaked in some pretty cool photos of the shoes which looks high-end and more of a luxury sportswear.
On close inspection, the shoes upper is dressed in snakeskin. The tongue is also dressed in the same but has the added perforation for breathing space. The shoes is also a mite different given that it uses leather laces and takes the casual look with an off-white midsole and some gray accents throughout the shoes. Some more notable features of the shoes is that it comes with the Air Jordan tag sporting the iconic Jumpman logo and the word “AIR”. The same logo can also be found on the snakeskin overlaid tongue, the heel, and the outsole.
Now the big question: is the Air Jordan 4 Snakeskin set to release soon? There’s no definite Jordan released date for the AJ4 Snakeskin but a round of rumors have it that the pair might be part of the Pinnacle lineup slated in 2016. Given that, there’s nothing else that Jordan heads can do right now but wait until the shoes hits the market and becomes available for retail.