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1999. vs 2008. vs. 2012 Comparison Air Jordan 4 Retro Bred

AIR JORDAN IV The Air Jordan IV debuted in 1989 and was designed by Tinker Hatfield.Since the first time the two worlds have aligned since 1999, a forthcoming release of the Air Jordan 4 “Bred” will come equipped with the Nike Air branding. Boasting a black, white and red colorway, the updated model should hit the sweet spot between the popular Jordan’s silhouette and the comfort of the Air cushioned sole, but there are many version in recently year, the version 1999,2008,2012, actually they have a little difference . let us checking it as below :

For the shoe shape ,they are almost the same ,but for the version of 1999, it will be  taller then others  , the version of 2008 is the same as 2012 , they will be lower for the shoes body. then the toe shape, it is it is almost the same .then we can see the lattices of the tongue, it is a little difference. the version of 1999 it will be more wider, but for the version of 2008 and 2012. it is will be thiner .

For the supporting :It is obviously for the difference —the logo ,the version of 1999 have the logo with ‘NIKE AIR’ ,and the version of 2008 and 2012 was a jumpmen logo. is it the difference  of the heel logo ? of course not. There are difference inside , the version of 2009 has a nike air logo. and the version of 2008 is a jumpmen logo,buy it is difference between 2012

For the traction ,the difference just the logo , they are difference . the version of 1999 is “nike ” then the version of 2008 and 2012 just the jumpmen ,but the function is the same . Whether you are moving from front to back or side to side, the traction can keep up. I do think the newer style of herringbone is much more functional but overall you can’t complain.

For the material , there are some difference .though they are use the same material —suede material, but the material of 1999 version  have a little stiff, the version 2008 will be soft ,then the version 2012 will be  harder then 2008, for me , I lkie the version 2012 ,it is great .the leather used here will last you for a greater length of time. I’d personally prefer something softer but as for what was given they will hold up just fine. There are some details have a little difference , the tag of inside , they are different….. such as the font weight.for the box , the version 1999 are simply style ,then the version of 2008 is noraml , but for the version 2012 ,it used the popular one.


For the tag , there are different. the version of 1999 just the nike air tag , then the version 2008 , it have been not the tag ,but for the version 2012 ,they have the tag with jumpmen logo.


overall, the The Jordan 4 is nice shoes since released , though there are a little difference compare with many version, but the function always the best ,they have all been pretty darn performance worthy. Of course there are better options available but realistically… who wouldn’t want to play in a pair of classic Air Jordan’s?