When the sample of what would go on to be the Jordan IV Retro + Midnight Navy surfaced, purists were very disappointed. Aside from the fact that the plastics were substituted with leather and the Nike Air branding substituted with a Jumpman logo quite possibly the biggest let down was that this would be the substitute for a Military blue retro. In 1999 there were 4 Jordan IV releases which included two in OG form and two in new colorways (followed by the white/chrome in 2000). Ultimately the midnight Jordan IV + would go on to become a somewhat desirable colorway but for several years you couldn’t give these things away. Anyhow, the sample differed from the actual releases and while the retail version did look more “finished”, seeing this shoe without its perforations on the sides of the shoe give it a more lux look. Take a trip back above and let us know which version you like better.