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70 users: 4.3 / 5
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Jordan Flight
Closure: Laces

Verdict from 5.9 hours of research from the internet

9 reasons to buy

  • A handful of purchasers are delighted because the sneaker feels light and breathable.  
  • Most are in agreement that the men's Jordan Flight Origin 4 shoes provide ample comfort.
  • A couple of commenters mentioned that this shoe runs true to size, and delivers a great fit.
  • The sneaker’s design is admired by the majority and described as an eye-catcher by some.
  • Some customers purchased another pair due to their satisfaction with the sneaker.
  • Some buyers purchased a pair as a gift to their loved ones, and it was much appreciated by the recipients.
  • For the first colorway release, the red details on the black leather provide an impressive effect on the shoe’s overall design, according to a commenter.
  • According to a few, its stretched hole patterns on the upper and minimalistic colors match well.
  • There is a Jordan brand enthusiast that gave a good remark about the quality of the sneaker’s materials.   

3 reasons not to buy

  • It took a while before the sneaker breaks in, as per a reviewer.
  • A wearer has warned that the material on the tongue is very susceptible to dirt. 
  • A few have thought that it is a bit expensive, considering its overall composition.

Bottom line

An addition to its basketball sneaker collection is the 90’s hoop shoe-inspired Jordan Flight Origin 4. This footwear’s design received widespread acclaim, its support features is a significant factor to its immense approval.  

While some may find the price unenticing, its style, comfort, versatility, and colorways are more than enough to consider owning a pair of Jordan Flight Origin 4.

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The mid-top Jordan Flight Origin 4 is offered in US men’s sizes. Its TPU eyelets and traditional lacing enclosure deliver a secure and stylish fit while its leather and synthetic upper lends flexibility and comfort. This sneaker’s perforated window provides ventilation that comes in handy during hot and humid seasons.

Jordan brand is on a class of its own with its collection of performance, but off-court worthy sneakers. Its penchant for creativity is also evident on the brand’s non-athletic offerings. Fresh meets futuristic is showcased on the Jordan Flight Origin 4. Built with nubuck and synthetic overlays, the laser-perforated window with the ever-recognizable Jumpman details have been blended carefully with eye-catching colorways, ensuring swagger with every step.

The trademark Air-Sole unit is visible on the heel, guaranteeing impact absorption. This sneaker’s lightweight feel foot is due to the presence of the Phylon midsole, which also yields stability and cushioning. The non-marking solid rubber outsole that exhibits a concentric circular pattern is responsible for the Jordan Flight Origin 4’s traction.  

There are constant debates on the media and internet about who is the greatest basketball player of all time, especially at this point because of the basketball prowess and accomplishments of LeBron James. But there isn’t much doubt about who is the most popular sports figure in history. Michael Jordan transcended basketball, as his name is synonymous with greatness even outside of sports.

Jordan’s prominence in pop culture is only matched by his shoe’s success. The start-up company Nike was just a footnote on the sneaker brand competition before Jordan. Nike gambled on Jordan, a rookie and unproven commodity, who was paid the most significant endorsement sneaker deal at that time. Some executives even questioned that business maneuver. Those executives were quickly proven wrong as Jordan’s popularity catapulted the brand to a dizzying height which still stands today.

The Air Jordan series is widely accepted as the most popular sneaker line of all time. It all started with the Air Jordan 1, a sneaker that defied the rules. NBA banned the sneakers initially, as it does not meet the color requirements. Every time Jordan wears it, a particular amount of fine must be paid. This restriction only made the shoe more desirable to the public, possibly due to its unorthodox design and rebellious reputation.

After the success of the AJ 1, the subsequent notable additions to the series such as the Jordan 3 and 11, perpetually captivated the fans since the initial release. The Jordan brand is an anomaly, as the success of its sneakers remains strong after Jordan’s retirement. NBA superstars Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, both signed by Nike and considered as Jordan’s successors, can only wish that their sneaker line would be somewhat close to the popularity of Jordan’s when they retired.   

Today, the AJ retros are still the most sought-after sneakers. But Jordan brand knows that in order to sustain their success, it has to evolve into something more than just rehashing nostalgia. By branching out into lifestyle sneakers which are offered at a lower price, more people now have the means to appreciate this renowned brand.  As an addition to its lifestyle collection, the basketball sneaker inspired Jordan Flight Origin 4 which was initially released in 2017 delivers the style and performance suited best for off-court assemblies.       

  • The laser-perforated window is inspired from the Air Jordan 4’s silhouette.

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Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com