With Air Max 270，In the past few years, Jordan has made concerted efforts to expand their women’s line. With many a collaboration and even a specially prepared “Court to Runway” apparel collection, the brand has surely made huge strides. And in 2021, they’re set to continue this momentum with releases like the upcoming Air Jordan 4 “Shimmer.” Similar to past exclusives, the “Shimmer” doesn’t overtly rely on feminine tropes. Instead, it rivals that of any men’s offerings through a palette heavily autumnal in aesthetic. This upcoming pair is no different, featuring a tonal upper with several unique complimenting aspects coming together shimmeringly.
With the main body of the upper seemingly constructed from dual-toned nubuck, the Air Jordan 4 embraces suede midsole paneling. The plastic lace eyelets are expected to come through with a reflective finish to accentuate the “Shimmer” of the pair – combining with a Metallic Silver Jumpman logo on the tongue brilliantly. Below, the midsole lightly contrasts in white next to matted trim, Jumpman logos dress in what seems to be silver metallic, and the eyelets lean towards luxury in Bronze Eclipse.Nike has a tendency to drop WMNS exclusive models that are better than the majority of their male targeted shoes.
Bringing back a 2006 colorway, which released alongside the 'Thunder,' the Air Jordan 4 Retro Lightning 2021 features inspiration from Michael Jordan's motorsports team. A bright yellow hue floods the nubuck upper, contrasted by black netting and dark grey structural wings. Matching grey accents land on the woven tongue tag, interior tongue and Jumpman branding at the heel. A white PU midsole, enhanced with visible Air sole cushioning, rides on a dark grey herringbone rubber outsole. Underfoot, a white PU midsole houses visible Air in the heel to provide cushioning, giving way to a herringbone rubber outsole for traction.