First Look at This Year's 'Fear' Air Jordan 4

The popular colorway is returning in November.

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The “Fear” Air Jordan 4, a black and white colorway that first released in 2013, will return for the first time ever next year as part of Jordan Brand’s Holiday 2024 collection, sneaker industry sources tell Complex. 

Nike did not respond to a request for comment on the upcoming retro. No images of the sneaker have leaked, and the one shown here is of an original pair from 2013.

The “Fear” Air Jordan 4 was not immensely popular when it first released, but demand for the shoe has crept up in the last decade, and deadstock pairs now sell for around $700.

The colorway was part of a three-shoe collection in 2013 loosely connected to Jordan Brand’s “Become Legendary” campaign from 2008—the quotes on the insoles were taken from one of the “Become Legendary” spots.  A “Fear” Air Jordan 5 and a “Fear” Air Jordan 3 also released that year; the latter re-released as a retro this November.

In the waning days of 2023, other sneaker leaks have indicated what Jordan Brand’s second half of 2024 will look like. This week, reports surfaced that Michael Jordan’s namesake brand will bring back the original “Columbia” Air Jordan 11 and the “Black Cat” Air Jordan 3.

UPDATE (02/23): Per @zSneakerheadz on Instagram, the upcoming "Fear" Air Jordan 4 retro will be released on Nov. 9 in full-family sizing. As of now, the release has yet to be confirmed by Jordan Brand.

UPDATE (03/11): Images of the upcoming "Fear" Air Jordan 4 retro have emerged courtesy of @xcsnkr on Instagram. This year's reissue of the sneaker is scheduled to drop on Nov. 9.