Release Date: November 8, 2019
Nordstrom VP of Creative Projects Olivia Kim, a native New Yorker in the 1990s, coveted iconic sneakers all her life. The ’90s were a golden age in downtown NYC for creative expression and wide sneaker culture, and Kim lived and breathed it. She curated a series of retro OG Nike silhouettes for the No Cover line that she couldn’t get her hands on growing up, bringing to life what was previously impossible to achieve in her own life.
Michael Jordan’s influence became inevitable for Kim even while living in NYC. In the 90s, MJ was the most famous athlete and always smashed his toughest opponents with flawless play. His dynamism with the ball, his sleekness and his hideous movements around defenders have constantly cast them off the balance and earned him the nickname “Black Cat.”
This special Air Jordan 4 edition is a Blacked-out tribute to Mj’s most infamous moniker, with the upper inspired by all-over pony hair. The Nike Air Futura logo will also appear on a female AJ4 heel for the first time, balancing OG details with fashion-forward materials.