In 1989, one of the most memorable moments in the NBA was when Michael Jordan hit the game winner over Craig Ehlo in Cleveland. In this game, he was wearing the Air Jordan IV “Bred”. The following year he wore the Air Jordan V. A signature feature of the Air Jordan V is the 3M Metallic tongue. The 3M material is reflective when light hits the tongue.
Most recently, we’ve seen two different Air Jordans fused nicely by taking the shoe’s renowned feature and adding it to another retro. For instance we have the Jordan 5LAB3; the Air Jordan V’s reflective tongue is the main material on the Air Jordan Retro III shoe. Before that, we had the 3LAB5 which featured the III’s cement print all over the Jordan Vs. From a simple observation, the first number is the concept applied to the second number which represents the model of shoe.
Today, hours after the Air Jordan VI “Carmines” had released, a photo of the 5LAB4 surfaced. As we have learned. the Retro V’s 3M reflective material will grace the Jordan IV’s shape. To go along with the reflective 3M, there is also the IV’s laser pattern. Don’t forget the translucent sole and hints of silver on the midsole. These definitely have a strong resemblance to the silver pair of the Jordan 5LAB3. Currently there’s only one photo of the supposed 5LAB4s. To the left of the 5LAB4 is the Air Jordan IV PE “Marquette”. There is also a pair of XIs below, which do resemble the “Concord” but we don’t see enough to decide.