The Jordan 4 was the second straight shoe designed by Tinker Hatfield and was released in 1989. It wasn’t a huge departure from the Jordan 3 when it comes to design, but it made additions that make it one of the more beloved in the series. The Jumpman logo had the word “Flight” added right below it. It introduced nubuck materials to the sneaker world for the first time. There were mesh components for increased breathability and it had multiple areas that featured plastic.
The Air Jordan 4 was the first shoe in the franchise to go global. With a wide release outside of the United States. The IV also took the Air Jordan brand to another level of fame and pop culture prominence.