Sneaker Focus: Air Jordan 4 'Motorsport'


Soleheaven x AJ4 Motorsport from Sole Heaven on Vimeo.

Bike like Mike!

If you never knew that Michael Jordan was a serious motorbike enthusiast you do now, he even had his own Professional Racing team 'Michael Jordan Motorsport' where they had a Suzuki that sported the White, Black & Game Royal brandishing the chassis which has been reflected and transformed into the Jordan 4.

The mythical sneak was initially made as friends and family only as back in 2006 Jordan gifted all 16 members of the racing team with the Motorsport colourway. After that small release they became highly sought after and it has taken a decade for the sneakers to re-enter the scene and bless sneakerheads with a unique and fresh pair of creps.

Featuring a premium all white leather upper with black detailing hitting parts of the midsole and side caging and underneath the mesh panelling on the flanks of the sneaker as well as the heel tab. The Game Royal brings a splash of elegant colour to the Motorsports hitting all the Jordan branding as well as the midsole, lining to create a distinct and bold look.

We at Soleheaven love when sneakers have a great back story to them as well as the aesthetics and so to pay great homage to the sneaker heritage of the Jordan we deemed it only right that we match the Motorsports with one of the UK's most high octane daredevil Superbike rider Jason 'The Wheelie' King. He and his Suzuki GSX-R1000 set the world record for the fastest 1km standing start in 2012 clocking in at 197.7mph!

This summer he is also looking to break the world record for the fastest wheelie over 1km which currently stands at a staggering 213.7mph he is attempting to hit 217mph so we will have to keep our fingers crossed for him! His Superbike has a value of £70,000 and it is easy to see why especially with it having a power to weight ratio that is 8 times that of a Bugatti Veyron.

We met up with Jason and told him about the inspiration and design behind the 4's and he was more than happy to let us create an exciting short film including himself and his bike and the Jordan's to create a beautiful display of craftsmanship and style.

Jason has even stated that TT legend and speed king Guy Martin refused to ride this Suzuki because of its colossal power, you know its mad when the man with very little fear doesn't want to try it.

Available online at 08:00 am GMT 25/3/17 in a very limited size run (UK 6-12) so make sure to be ready for the drop or you may miss out.


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