Nike SB

At Highsnobiety, we're believers in rocking your sneakers over stocking them. After all, what's the point in snatching those grails off the shelves if no one's ever going to see them in action? Well, with Nike SB tapping into the Air Jordan line-up via a "Pine Green" 4, let's remember the old saying: "shred 'em, don't stock 'em."

When the idea of a Nike SB x Air Jordan 4 crossover sneaker was first floated online, fans bit the bait, ready to risk it all for a chance to snag a pair.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

Initially, it was assumed that the coming together of basketball and skateboard cultures would take the world-famous Air Jordan 4 "Bred" as foundation, given the importance of the colorway within the silhouette's history.

While a Nike SB "Bred" 4 would certainly be something to write home about (anything for those OG colorways), what was revealed is just as desirable as it is unexpected.

Dubbed "Pine Green," the Nike SB AJ4 is an original palette, following the color blocking of styles like "Military Blue" and "Military Black," fixing a white leather base with a grey suede toecap, "Pine Green" details, a gum outsole, and, of course, Nike SB branding at the heel.

Inspired by the cultural connections between basketball and skateboarding, as well as the connection between designer Tinker Hatfield and the late Sandy Bodecker in creating the original Air Jordan 4, this specially crafted sneaker is built for tricks on a board or on the court.

Per James Arizumi, Global Senior Design Director, Jordan Brand Special Projects, “The Nike SB x Air Jordan 4 is a way for two communities of sport to pay respect to one another and represents the collision of basketball, skate culture, and style that brings them both together.

"Skate and basketball may have lived in two parallel universes when the AJ4 first came on the scene, but the spirit of rebellion and style that MJ brought to the game is inherent to the DNA of skateboarding.”

These nuances are reflected in the Nike SB x Air Jordan 4's construction, as the shape of the upper was re-designed to make it look even closer to the original 1989 AJ4, with an improved fit, and elevated, thicker materials.

As Arizumi puts it, this follows the values "that inspired skaters to take what may not have been built for them, and make it better."

Harckoning back to some of Nike SB's greatest sneaker releases, the Nike SB x Air Jordan 4 "Pine Green" will be available at select skate shops on March 17, with a further release on SNKRS and select global retailers on March 21.

We Recommend
  • bred 4 reimagined
    The Air Jordan 4 “Bred” Is Next-Up to Be Reimagined
    • Sneakers
  • travis scott air jordan 1 low golf
    Travis Scott's Air Jordan 1 Low Is Ready for the Course
    • Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    "UNC Toe" Is the Nike Air Jordan 1 At Its Very Best
    • Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    Even the Prowler Has His Own Spider-Verse Air Jordan 1
    • Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    Feast Your Eyes on the Air Jordan Summer 2023 Line-Up
    • Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety
What To Read Next
  • Kanye West is seen December 10 in Miami wearing a leather jacket, headwrap, and black sock shoes
    Is Kanye West Back?
    • Culture
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    KAWS' Latest Nike Shoes Are Shockingly Simple
    • Sneakers
  • joe freshgoods new balance 990v4
    Joe Freshgoods' 990v4s Deliver Some Seriously Good Nostalgia
    • Sneakers
  • supreme box logo tees 2023
    Be Merry: Santa Supreme Is Dropping Box Logo Tees
    • Style
  • mental athletic
    ‘Mental Athletic’ Will Change the Way You Run
    • Sports
  • slip on sneakers
    Why Are So Many Excellent Sneakers Going Laceless?
    • Sneakers
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.