The Air Jordan 4 is a favorite among sneakerheads and over the years, it has arrived at retailers in a myriad of original colorways along with receiving the retro treatment several times. Back in 1989, the classic “Fire Red” colorway had taken the sneaker community by storm and its popularity has not diminished, despite its minimalistic style. This is perhaps because it is an original colorway that even Michael Jordan himself had rocked on the court in the year of its release. Sneakerheads could probably not even dream of owning Michael Jordan’s game-worn Air Jordan 4 “Fire Red” pair, but sneakerheads actually got a chance to.
It was back in 2012 when the Air Jordan 4 “Fire Red” had last hit the shelves in retro form. Back in May 2013, the arrival of Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down” in theaters had been just around the corner. Jamie Foxx portrays the President of the United States in the film. The White House gets locked down at one point in the film and Jamie’s character with Channing Tatum’s character, a US Capitol Police officer who fails at getting appointed for the for the Secret Service Presidential Detail. At one point in the film, Jamie’s character actually laced up in an Air Jordan 4 “Fire Red” pair.
Unlike Jamie’s character though, one lucky sneakerhead managed to cop and will now be able to rock ‘the’ iconic, original pair of the Air Jordan 4 “Fire Red” that Michael Jordan had once worn. Proof that this pair had indeed been worn by the G.O.A.T. himself back in 1989 is the fact that the outer side of each shoe bears Michael’s signature. Furthermore, its heels appear to be cracking, evidence of their game-worn state, and it will apparently came with an LOA for the Jordan Signatures and an LOA from MEARS authentication. There pair was auctioned at SteinerSports.com and the pair was finally sold for a whopping $21,013.20 when the auction was closed on October 24th.
Air Jordan 4 “Fire Red”