2021’s lineup just got a lot better with information detailing that the Air Jordan 4 “Lightning” looks to finally be releasing to the general public for the first time ever. 

“Released” back in 2006, you had to be a part of Jordan Brand’s team to be able to secure a pair which automatically created a frenzy for the sneaker. Inspired by Michael Jordan’s seasonal Motorcycle racing team, the pair was packaged with a special tee and released alongside a “Thunder” pair that was packaged with an Air jacket. With the demand and limited amount of pairs, in order to snag a pair for yourself via the secondary market, you could see prices that top $2,000. Now after rumors of the sneaker releasing throughout the years, it finally looks like the time has come.

Featuring a Tour Yellow, Multi-Color, Dark Blue Grey colorway, it’s not official that the upcoming 2021 pair will be the Lightning pair but based on the official colorway, it’s pretty safe to say the Lighting AJ4 is back. Calling for the usual AJ4 build, yellow suede covers the entire upper where black accents are added in on the side paneling, the lacing system, and sockliner. The soles finish off the vibrant upper with a white midsole, clear Air bubble, and black outsole.


For now, we don’t have too many details to give regarding an official release date but the pair is expected to arrive August 28th, 2021 via select Jordan retailers and Nike.com. Make sure to keep it locked to JustFreshKicks for all the updates going forward as we will be covering this release very closely.

Air Jordan 4 Retro Lightning
Color: Tour Yellow/White/Dark Blue Grey
Release Date: August 28, 2021
Style Code: CT8527-700
Retail Price: $220


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UPDATE 8/6: Set to drop on August 28th, Jordan Brand has confirmed the Air Jordan 4 “Lighting” to drop in full-family sizing. Keep it locked for release links when applicable.

UPDATE 7/14: In Hand images of the Air Jordan 4 “Lightning” are here via Chris Colgan and Brandon Starr which you can enjoy below. Keep it locked for updates.

UPDATE 5/11: The Air Jordan 4 “Lighting” will be rescheduled to August 28th, 2021 via select retailers and Nike.com. Keep it locked for updates.

UPDATE 4/16: Official images have surfaced of the upcoming colorway which is expected to release in the Summer. Enjoy the returning colorway below and make sure to keep it locked for any updates.

UPDATE 12/15: According to latest information, the Air Jordan 14 Lightning will be retailing for $220. Also we can “expect special packaging and quality that’s closer to the originals.” As always, stay tuned for further updates.

UPDATE 11/9: According to DJ Folk, the 2021 Air Jordan 4 “Lightning” is scheduled to release August 7th. Note this initial date is subject to change so be sure to keep it locked here for any further updates.

Source: SHOF, zsneakerheadz

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