One of the safer colorways, the Air Jordan 4 Retro “Tech Grey,” also known as “Oreo,” will be reselling on Feb. 21, under the remastering movement of the Air Jordan brand.
The pair, priced at $190, is registered on Nike.com with the very conservative Black/Tech Grey-Black color scheme.
On the online store, it will be available beginning 10 a.m. EST (7 a.m. PST) on Saturday, at one pair per customer, with a full range for kids’ sizing — gradeschool (3.5Y – 7Y), preschool (10.5c – 3Y), and toddler (2c-10c), sold at $140, $80 and $60, respectively.
According to Nike.com, the model was first released in 1999 boasting an upper of premium tumbled leather. Going through remastering, the newest batch promises to use materials closest to the pioneer pairs.
The tech grey is on the eyelets, the midsole, and on the Air Jordan emblem, which appears multiple times. They eyelets and midsole get speckles of black.
“Tech Grey” is rated a high 4.57 of a possible 5 at press time on Sneaker News, which said that it finally returns to the shoe market after a 16-year-long wait. It was met with high demand when it was first released, it explained.
That demand is not expected to wane almost two decades since 1999, it added. It is a strong entry to end the month after Nike released several other models in line with the NBA’s All-Star Weekend.
The comments section supports the optimistic report.
One commenter said: “HOT!!! HOT!!! I already have my pair with my name on it. My first pair of 4s was the Breds back in 1989 and I was in 9th grade but didn’t buy these in 1999 so I wiil get’em now.”
Another one noted: “First cop of the year. Saw these bad boys in person and the quality is really nice.”
Released more than a week earlier than the previous article, the Sneaker News report has a 4.16 rating for the model, with a bigger 47 votes. It carries mostly positive comments, but a hesitant “johnthompson198232” said he was worried that the buttery leather might crease easily.
For Uproxx, the colorway is “one of the brightest moments” in Nike’s lineup of remastered units, saying that it brings in an easy buy because of the prime leather.
Sneaker Bar Detroit echoes Sneaker News’ opinion, noting that the “Tech Grey,” which many prefer to call “Oreo,” can be the hottest buy of 2015, mainly because of quality.