No doubt, there has been some controversy surrounding Hender Scheme’s trend of transforming athletic sneakers into high-fashion shoes complete with hard bottoms, but this is apparently the new standard. Some Jordanheads reading this probably believe that this going to take modern day sneaker culture to new heights, but others may also consider it an infringement of originality. However, one of the upcoming Jordan release dates 2015 will mark the arrival of yet another Hender Scheme sneaker that is dressed up in all-Black instead of vegetable-tanned leather.
The sneakerheads of today find premium upgraded sneakers quite stylish, regardless of how costly they can be once they have been customized and modified. Hender Scheme, the brand established by Ryo Kashiwazaki in Tokyo, Japan, has been doing a rather impressive job of creating high-end versions of sneaker models like the adidas Supertar, the Air Jordan 1, and the Air Jordan 4. In the past, silhouettes like these transformed into iterations featuring a vegetable-tanned leather construction and they were up for grabs at a price of almost $1,000.
Hender Scheme’s editions also came with hardbottoms thanks to the brand’s concept of transforming “sneakers” into more elegant and formal “shoes.” Despite having worked on popular silhouettes from brands like adidas, New Balance, Nike, and Vans, there are plenty of kicks from other brands that Hender Scheme could transform too.
For now, Hender Scheme’s latest project is another Air Jordan 4 pair with an upper made up of premium leather, with distinctive paneling and stitch work that tends to stand out. Considering that Jordan branding is absent from both the heel and the tongue, it is confusing whether or not to actually consider this an Air Jordan sneaker. Nonetheless, it definitely looks luxurious and sophisticated, which is apparently what Hender Scheme was aiming for.
None of the upcoming Jordan release dates 2015 have been confirmed for the arrival of the Hender Scheme Air Jordan 4 “Black” at retail stores. However, this much is certain that the sneaker was recently previewed at the Haven Shop in Canada.