Verdict from 8 user reviews

11 reasons to buy

  • The Air Jordan 1 Flight 4 Premium looks better on hand than in the images online, observe many buyers.
  • Most wearers agree that break-in time is not needed with the Air Jordan 1 Flight 4 Premium.
  • One user loves the Air Jordan 1 FLight 4 Premium so much that he owns three pairs in different colorways.
  • A large number of buyers are happy with the design of the basketball sneakers. They say it is classy, stylish, and unique.
  • According to many users, the lightness of the shoe enables them to move quickly.
  • Several shoe owners appreciate the durability of the shoe despite years of being used.
  • At least two Air Jordan 1 Flight 4 Premium owners mention that the shoe model looks great with jogger and cargo pants.
  • The signature shoe has the same good and well-performing traction pattern with its predecessor the Air Jordan 1.
  • One buyer claims that the AJ 1 Flight 4 Premium is among the most comfortable Jordans in his collection.
  • The split grain and synthetic leathers in the upper of the Air Jordan 1 Flight 4 Premium provide flexibility and comfort.
  • The Air Sole unit at the heel works as intended because impact is absorbed well, according to plenty of users.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A small number of Air Jordan Flight 4 Premium owners claim that the shoe runs narrow.
  • The perforations in the leather upper are not enough for ventilation. According to some reviewers, the mid-top shoe for hooping needs more breathability.
  • A reviewer mentions that the signature shoe offers little to no support because it does not have an arch. He advises new buyers to replace the existing insole with a better one.
  • The upper of the shoe gets dirty quickly, claim a small number of wearers. Jordan shoes like the 12th model are difficult to clean.

Bottom line

The Air Jordan 1 Flight 4 Premium is a gratifying basketball sneaker. The shoe model receives mostly positive feedback and responses from shoe owners and reviewers. Because the shoe is an 80’s classic, the midsole has an Air Sole unit at the heel for cushioning. The leather upper is known to be flexible and durable. Still, there are those who think that the Air Jordan 1 Flight 4 Premium may not be the best option for basketball footwear. It is more like an enjoyable casual shoe.

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Good to know

The Air Jordan 1 Flight 4 Premium is a high-top signature shoe with an Air Sole unit at the heel. This unit provides comfortable and lightweight cushioning. The outsole features a solid rubber compound that holds up on both indoor and outdoor courts.. The perforated upper of the shoe is made of long-lasting, breathable, and flexible leather. For style, the signature shoe is available in different and numerous colorways.

Cushion. The responsiveness of the Air Jordan Flight 4 Premium comes from the Air Sole unit at the heel. Upon landing, impact is absorbed and energy is returned to fuel the wearer’s explosive movements. The overall comfort of the shoe is from the full-length polyurethane foam midsole.

Traction. The outsole rubber of the Air Jordan 1 Flight 4 Premium has deep flex grooves and concentric circles. The outsole setup gives wearers the freedom to maneuver in multiple directions with maximum floor control.

Length and Width. The Air Jordan 1 Flight 4 Premium is true to size according to most reviewers. However, there are a few who mention that the shoe runs narrow. Therefore, new buyers are advised to make the necessary adjustments, especially those with wider feet.

Lockdown. Just like other classics, the Air Jordan 1 Flight 4 Premium has the traditional lace-up system. The secure lockdown is made comfortable by the foam padding in the inner walls of the shoe.

Leather is a commonly used material on the uppers of Air Jordan models. The Air Jordan 1 Flight 4 Premium is no exception. Its leather is perforated to deliver ventilation while providing flexibly and durability.  

The high-top silhouette of the Air Jordan 1 Flight 4 Premium has a Jumpman logo on the lateral side. The top of the tongue has the famous number 23 in bold font. Aside from helping secure the foot, the eight eyelets at the top of the midfoot gives the shoe a nice and modern street-style touch. Most wearers enjoy pairing the signature model with jogger, skinny, or short pants.

Like other Air Jordan models, the Air Jordan 1 Flight 4 Premium has been re-released several times through the years in colorways that match the style of every male and female. The following are just some of such colorways:

  • Black/Red
  • Black/Metallic Gold
  • Black/Gym Red/White
  • Black/Wolf Grey/White
  • Black/Concord
  • Grove Green/Light Bone
  • Night Moss/Pure Platinum
  • White/Pure Platinum/Black
  • White/University Blue
  • White/Gym Red/Midnight Navy
  • Varsity Red/Black
  • Fresh Mint

How Air 1 Flight 4 Premium compares

This shoe: 71
All shoes average: 82
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This shoe: $100
All shoes average: $132
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Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.