In 2015, a number of classic Air Jordan colorways received the premium treatment and apparently Jordan Brand has no intention of ceasing this trend in 2016. The Air Jordan 4 is also among Jordan Brand’s silhouettes have has been retro-ed numerous times, but apart from its unofficial custom renditions, the model has never been dressed up in animal print by Jordan Brand. However, if the rumors circulating about this particular 2016 Jordan releases are true, then next year will mark the first time that the Air Jordan 4 hits the shelves in a official “Snakeskin” colorway.
The Air Jordan 4 is not only the only silhouette that has never been released featuring animal print. Jordan Brand’s refusal to utilize animal print is apparently because of the belief that they should not be tinkering with the Air Jordan models that Michael Jordan actually played in throughout his illustrious career. Of course, the Air Jordan 4 is among those models. This is the reason that all this time Jordan Brand has never drifted away and has stayed true to its roots from the time when the brand was first founded. However, it seems that Jordan Brand may have finally changed their mind.
This does not mean that Jordan Brand has never stepped outside of the box from time to time. After all, Jordan Brand is responsible for hybrid Air Jordan retros, such as the Doernbecher and the Lab series. Based on rumors, some time next year Jordan Brand will drop an Air Jordan 4 colorway with an upper entirely featuring faux snakeskin detailing. The sneaker itself has not yet been unveiled, but the photos accompanying this post provide a glimpse at the sneaker during the sample stage and as a Photoshop rendering.
While actual news related to this particular Jordan release 2016 is barely available at the moment, it is also being rumored that the upcoming sneaker has been dubbed the Air Jordan PRM “Snakeskin.” Sneakerheads will have to continue waiting patiently for the announcement of a release date in the coming months.
Jordan 4 Pinnacle Snakeskin
Release Date: 2016