30 Air Jordan 4 Samples That Never Released

by Brandon Richard

A little more than a month ago, we took at look back at all of the Air Jordan 3 samples that never quite made it to retail. Now, we move on to the next shoe in the series — the Air Jordan 4.

Among many things, the Jordan 4 is the model that sparked the retro boom in 1999. Along with the return of the original ‘Cement’ and ‘Bred’ colorways, Jordan Brand released two new Retro+ styles. The decision to expand the palette changed the legacy of Air Jordans and the sneaker industry forever.

Since ’99, we’ve seen several waves of the Air Jordan 4, bringing the released colorway total about 25. Of course, there are even more colorways that were never made available to the public, and we’ve listed some of them for you today.

Scroll through 30 Air Jordan 4 samples that never released below and let us know which pair you’d like to see eventually end up on a launch calendar the most.

 

Air Jordan IV 4 Black/Red Splatter Sample (1989)

'Splatter' (1989)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 Columbia Blue Speckle Sample  (1999)

'Blue Speckle' (1999)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 Columbia Leather Sample (1999)

'Columbia' (1999)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 Blue Laser Sample (2004)

'Blue Laser' (2004)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 Red Laser Sample (2004)

'Red Laser' (2004)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 Black Laser Sample (2004)

image via Phase 2

'Black Laser' (2004)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 Alternate Black Laser Sample (2004)

Alternate 'Black Laser' (2004)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 MJ Laser Sample (2004)

image via Phase 2

'MJ Laser' (2004)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 White/Blue Sample (2004)

White/Blue (2004)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 White/Red Sample (2004)

White/Red (2004)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 White/Red Sample (2004)

White/Red (2004)

 

'Undftd' (2005)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 White/Black-Red Sample (2006)

image via Phase 2

White/Black-Red (2006)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 Olympic Laser Sample (2008)

'Olympic Laser' (2008)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 White/Red Laser (2008)

'White/Red Olympic Laser' (2008)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 Pantone 284 Sample (2010)

'Pantone 284' (2010)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 Pantone Sample (2010)

'Pantone' (2010)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 Anniversary White Sample (2010)

'Anniversary' (2010)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 Rainbow Sample (2011)

'Rainbow' (2011)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 Georgetown Sample (2012)

image via Sneaker News

'Georgetown' (2012)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 White/Red Sample (2012)

image via Phase 2

White/Red 'Melo' (2012)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 White/Red-Blue Melo Sample (2012)

image via Phase 2

White/Red-Blue 'Melo' (2012)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 Red Suede Melo Sample (2012)

image via Phase 2

'Red Suede Melo' (2012)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 Gentry Humphrey G$ Sample (2012)

'G$' (2012)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 XX8 Days of Flight Sample (2013)

'XX8 Days of Flight' (2013)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 Volt/Blue Sample (2013)

Volt/Blue (2013)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 Pop Art Sample (2013)

'Pop Art' (2013)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 Purple Sample (2013)

'Purple' (2013)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 Grey/Blue-Red Sample (2014)

Grey/Blue-Red (2014)

 

Air Jordan IV 4 All-Red Sample (2014)

image via Modern Notoriety

'Red' (2014)

 

RELATED: Air Jordan 4: The Definitive Guide to Colorways