Air Jordan 4 Retro "Oreo"

Saturday, February 21, saw the release of the long awaited "Oreo" variation of the Air Jordan 4.

The "Oreo" variation has been used on various models of the Air Jordan in the past. The most recent return of the Oreo was in the form of the Air Jordan 4 this past Saturday. The Oreo 4 is the latest retro in the ongoing Nike/Jordan Remastered project aimed at returning the shoes to their original state in materials and design.

Our city had two retailers who combined to have a total of just 13 pairs of the highly sought after Oreo 4, neither location had a full size run in stock. I waited in line on Saturday morning as we watched each size/pair sold immediately and some unlucky seekers were turned away as the sellout was immediate.

Hopefully the high quality releases will continue from Air Jordan and equally as important, they will continue to send both general and limited releases to their small market accounts.

by Daniel Coughlin

Air Jordan 4 Columbia Retro

A lot of great stuff has been going down in the world of fashion and street wear. The avalanche of shoe releases since Thanksgiving hasn't slowed down even though the holidays and their halcyon spending are now behind us.

The Air Jordan branch announced in mid-2014 that the following year would see an old-twist: the remastering of all retro releases. The Nike brand made a statement that they would be creating retro releases that mirrored the original release as closely as possible. A more concentrated effort was going to be put into the materials and design of each shoe.

The first shoe to test that commitment from the Jordan brand is the 2015 release of the Air Jordan 4 Columbia retro. This particular colorway of the 4 was originally released in 1999. As a bonus, the 4 also includes the traditional Jordan 4 packaging, which will not be something seen on almost all of the remaining releases in 2015.

2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the Jordan signature model and all the retro releases lined up for this year other than the Jordan 4 Columbia and Jordan 4 Oreo (2/21/15 release) are set to come in a special all black box with the Jumpman and "23" stamped on the box in gold foil.

For the remastered Jordans, Nike is kind enough to raise the price for the shoe. But only by a small margin. And based on the quality of the first remastered retro, this might actually be well worth it.

I did get my hands on the Jordan 4 Columbia, check the pictures of my pair. Pictures taken by Air Lainey.