After Nike recently applied the sashiko stitching method to the SB Dunk Low and the Kyrie S2 Hybrid, Jordan Brand could use the Japanese theme for an upcoming release.

Although details are currently slim, a leaked image provided by wavegod_thelegend shows what looks to be the toe box of the popular Air Jordan 4 wearing a patchwork denim that could be created from the aforementioned stitching style that's generally used on worn-down materials to make it "new" again. The remainder of the shoe remains unseen, but it's likely that the theme will carry onto the rest of the upper.

As of now, Jordan Brand hasn't confirmed that a sashiko-styled Air Jordan 4 is releasing but stay tuned to Sole Collector for new developments as they become available.

UPDATE (08/22): London-based sneaker retailer Footpatrol offers up a first look at the "Sashiko" Air Jordan 4 that's scheduled to release in the fall. 

Air Jordan 4 Retro SE "Sashiko"
Release Date: Fall 2020
Color: Deep Ocean/Sail-Cement Grey-Fire Red
Style #: CW0898-400
Price: $190

Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Sashiko' CW0898-400 Pair and Box
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Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Sashiko' CW0898-400 Tongue
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Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Sashiko' CW0898-400 Toe
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Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Sashiko' CW0898-400 Heel
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