The Air Jordan 4 “Lightning 2021” is a modern re-issue of the desirable colorway of Michael Jordan’s fourth signature shoe that was originally released in August 2006. Without question one of the most sought-after non-original Air Jordan shoes ever, the first “Lightning” was released in hyper-limited quantities exclusively on Jumpman23.com (the former Jordan Brand website) alongside a “reverse” black and yellow “Thunder” Jordan 4, together creating the “Thunder & Lightning” pack. The “Lightning” was accompanied by an Air Jordan “Flight” T-shirt and the “Thunder” was paired with a varsity jacket. In 2012, Jordan Brand brought back the “Thunder,” but curiously decided against releasing the “Lightning.” 15 years after its debut, the “Lightning” returned in near true-to-original fashion. Like the OG, the modern incarnation of the “Lightning” features Tour Yellow nubuck on its upper with black mesh on the tongue and mid-panel. Grey “wings” and black eyelets contrast the yellow look. Elsewhere, white Jumpman branding appears on the nylon tongue tag and a black Jumpman graces the back of the shoe. Jordan Brand opts for a slightly lighter grey rubber outsole than that of the unit found on the original “Lightning” from 2006.
COLORWAY: TOUR YELLOW/MULTI-COLOR/MULTI
RETAIL PRICE: $220
RELEASE DATE: 08/28/2021