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Nike Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Laser' Release Date, Pics and Retail Price

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 19, 2015

In this photo taken Feb. 28, 2012, limited edition sneakers, wrapped in plastic to protect them, sit in a Chicago consignment store.
Martha Irvine/Associated Press

Nike has been releasing hit after hit as of late, and another big-time shoe is set to drop Saturday in the form of the Air Jordan 4 Retro Laser.

The highly anticipated sneakers have generated plenty of interest in the weeks leading up to hitting the shelves, so here is a breakdown of when you can get your hands on the new kicks as well as how much they will set you back, courtesy of Nike.com:

Nike Air Jordan 4 Retro Laser
Release DateRelease TimeRetail Price
Saturday, March 2110 a.m. ET$250
Nike.com

Nike has thrilled shoe enthusiasts with updated releases of Air Jordan classics to celebrate the brand's 30th anniversary, and the Laser may very well be the best of the bunch.

As seen in this photo from Foot Locker EU on Twitter, the Laser features a combination of white, silver and icy blue accents:

Foot Locker EU @FootLockerEU

30 years a legend, but timeless in the game - the #Nike Air Jordan 4 Retro Laser drops Sat 9am CET #approved http://t.co/qSSj2KYTYZ

On top of that, there is a great deal of detail throughout the shoe in the form of some intricate designs, as evidenced by this close-up photo released by the Jordan Twitter account:

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Jordan @Jumpman23

Classic silhouette. Timeless moment. The #AirJordan 4 Retro 'Laser' drops Saturday. http://t.co/sExfFYyl4W http://t.co/gce9u1uy8Z

According to Nike.com, the Laser is very much like a previous mid-2000s release, although it has undergone some positive changes as well.

A throwback to the early to mid-2000s, the Air Jordan IV Laser returns atop a premium white upper, tonal leather overlays, and intricate laser-etched touches. Reflective 3M detailing on the tongue patch and ice outsole amplify the silhouette to an entirely new level and bring a modern day look Michael’s fourth on-court performance shoe.

In addition to the spectacular detail throughout the shoe, there is no mistaking it for anything other than an Air Jordan exclusive due to the large logo on the tongue, per this picture from Nike Georgetown:

Nike DC @NikeDC

The Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Laser' drops Saturday, 3.21 at Nike Georgetown. http://t.co/vcHdcbpshA http://t.co/uJDK4lKZWs

The J23 iPhone app on Twitter provides some additional angles as well, including an overhead look that shows off the Air Jordan 30th anniversary logo inside the sneaker:

J23 iPhone App @J23app

“Laser” Jordan 4 Retro official images. Drops Saturday. Details -> http://t.co/7zgyvR5jgF http://t.co/JZbNfY8cug

Air Jordan rarely misfires, and the Laser is no exception. The colors mesh extremely well together, and it certainly has a University of North Carolina vibe to it, which is always a plus when it comes to Jordan-related gear.

It isn't an overly flashy shoe, but the icy blue sole saves it from being bland along with the gold designs throughout the body of the sneaker.

One of the best things about the Laser is the fact that the fairly simple color scheme means that it won't be difficult to match with a diverse wardrobe.

In addition to that, one can only assume that the performance level and durability of the shoe will be elite as is the case with all Air Jordan products.

The main drawback is the hefty $250 price tag, but Jordan wearers know that it comes with the territory. If you have the extra money to throw down on a pair of kicks, it is very difficult to argue against the Laser being the shoe of choice.

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