The Air Jordan 4 now has a baby brother.
Last week, Jordan Brand unveiled a new addition to their now staggering line up of lifestyle sneakers. With help from Spike Lee, the Jumpman hosted a ‘Do The Right Thing’ themed pop-up event to welcome the Fly ’89 to the world. The film, being known for it’s classic scene featuring a pair of White Cement Jordan 4’s, was the perfect platform for the brand to launch their new sneaker.
With heavy influence from the classic Air Jordan 4, the Fly ’89 is a commuter version of the classic silhouette. The shoe features the wing-style lacing system, and unmistakable heel tab donned by the Jordan 4. The sole is decked out with Lunarlon, making them perfect for walking around all day. Finally, the neoprene upper is both breathable and flexible, making for a sock-like fit.
My first impression of the sneaker was that it looked a lot like Nike Sportswear’s new baby, the Lunarcharge. The sneaker can be worn easily with some cozy sweats, but also looks dope with a nice pair for pin-rolled denim. The fit, similarly to the Lunarcharge, is snug. With the slip-in style, I need to go a half size up from my true size. However, once on-foot, the shoe is strikingly comfortable and wearable.
Jordan Brand joins the list of many other brands trying to update older silhouettes with new technologies. Props to everyone for constantly trying to improve, and salute to the Jumpman for pumping out a great new sneaker.