Throwback: Michael Jordan Wearing the Original Air Jordan 4 Fire Red

The Air Jordan 4 “Fire Red” stands out as one of the more popular Chicago Bulls-based colorways to be seen on a Jordan shoe according to most collectors. Dating back to its original release in November of 1989, Michael Jordan first took flight in the iconic sneaker during professional play as a young Bull against some of basketball’s greatest like Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

Though Michael wasn’t seen very often in this colorway while on the court, the shoe itself did gain notoriety over the years given its OG design and significance in popular culture. While most retro versions of the Air Jordan IV display the Jumpman logo on the back heel, the original Air Jordan 4 “Fire Red” showed the famous “Nike Air” symbol and came with a newly introduced Nike Air plastic hang tag. Not to mention, the original model paved the way for future iterations of the shoe such as the “Laser” 4’s and the “Mars” or Mars Blackmans that released back in 2005 and 2006, respectively.

For those who may not have had the opportunity to own a piece of history with the original model, there’s good news because the Air Jordan 4 “Fire Red” returns once again this Saturday, August 4th at a retail price of $160 at most Jordan Brand accounts.

Are you ready?

Michael Jordan Driving 1989 Air Jordan 4 Fire Red

Michael Jordan driving to the hole in 1989 with the Fire Red 4’s.

Michael Jordan with Phil Jackson in 1989

Michael Jordan with Phil Jackson in the OG Jordan 4 Fire Red.

Michael Jordan Jumpshot Over New York Knicks 1989

Michael Jordan in his Air Jordan IV Fire Reds, taking a jump shot against the New York Knicks.

Michael Jordan Sizing Up Opponent in 1989 Fire Red Jordan 4

Michael Jordan sizing up his LA Laker opponent in 1989. Laced up in the Original Fire Red 4.

Michael Jordan Taking Ball up the Court in 1989 Fire Red 4

Michael Jordan taking ball up the court in 1989 with the OG Jordan Fire Red IV.

Michael Jordan Dunking on Sacramento Kings 1989 in Fire Red IV

Michael Jordan dunking on the Sacramento Kings in 1989 in Fire Red 4 (via Getty Images).

Michael Jordan Defense on Isiah Thomas 1989 Fire Red

Michael Jordan attempting to block Isiah Thomas in 1989 in the Fire Reds.

Michael Jordan Playing Defense on Magic Johnson in 1989

Michael Jordan playing defense on Magic Johnson in the Air Jordan IV Fire Red.

Michael Jordan upset about a call in 1989 wearing Air Jordan 4 Fire Red

Michael Jordan upset about a call in 1989 in the Jordan 4 Fire Red.

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