As sneakerheads may or may not know, Jordan Brand decided to draw inspiration for their latest lifestyle sneaker model from the Air Jordan 4. For those who do not know, this new silhouette has been dubbed the Jordan Fly 89, which is both inspired by and a tribute to the Air Jordan 4. In fact, the “89” in its nickname is a reference to the year in which Jordan Brand introduced the Air Jordan 4. Thus, the Fly 89 features some of the Air Jordan 4’s most noteworthy design elements. The Jordan Fly 89 will soon be arriving at retailers in three different colorways.
While it is certainly inspired by the Air Jordan 4, the Jordan Fly 89 also looks like a combination of the Nike Lunarcharge and Roshe Run. The iconic design elements borrowed from the Air Jordan 4 include the heel tabs, lockdown wings and the speckles over its midsoles. Other than these, this lifestyle is quite lightweight, with its uppers featuring neoprene booties and synthetic overlays. The outsoles of the Jordan 89 probably reminded remind sneakerheads of one of Nike’s Lunar-based sneakers, so it would be be farfetched if this model turns out to be equipped with Lunar foam cushioning.
The first of the three Jordan Fly 89 colorways can somewhat be considered the debut iteration of the model, since it was the first one to be unveiled. It appears to have dark, sleek Black-colored uppers with all-White soles and Black-colored speckles over its midsoles. The other two colorways slightly difference because their uppers are dual-colored. One is dressed up in a combination of Black and Red, while the other is dressed up in Black and Grey. The thing they share in common is that their clean White midsoles are also covered in Black-colored speckles.
Not too long ago, Foot Locker Europe claimed that the very first releases of the Jordan Fly 89 would exclusively hit the shelves in Europe. This may or may not be the case, but stateside sneakerheads can expect them to eventually become available in the U.S. as well.
Jordan Fly 89