Year Released: 1989

The last Air Jordan of the ‘80s and Tinker Hatfield’s second design, the Air Jordan IV brought some much-needed continuity to the Air Jordan line. While the first, second and third shoes could be seen as individual works of art, the fourth shoe was a direct descendant of the Air Jordan III, utilizing a similar mid-cut silhouette and fashion-forward design, only with lighter and more breathable materials. It was also the first Air Jordan to be presented under the “Flight” banner, a division (alongside Force) that would define Nike Basketball in the decade to come.