Nike Air Jordan 4 Thunder | Image: Nike

Sneakers News #83 – The Air Jordan 4 ‘Thunder’ Makes a Triumphant Return

Welcome to Sneaker News #83. This week, it’s all about the return of a Jordan classic. The Air Jordan 4 is back in the ‘Thunder’ colourway, one of the most sought-after Jordan releases ever. If you’re not ready to join the race for a pair, there are also plenty of other sneakers to get your hands on this week. There’s a premium Nike Dunk drop as well as a dystopian colourway of the adidas Campus. New Balance is also celebrating Grey Day with a number of new drops including a scuffed 550 drop. Check all that and more out below.

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Nike Air Jordan 4 Thunder | Image: Nike

Nike Air Jordan 4 Thunder | Image: Nike

Nike Air Jordan 4 Thunder

The Nike Air Jordan 4 ‘Thunder’ is making its official return. This highly coveted colourway is back and true to its original form. With the same high-quality materials and eye-catching Tour Yellow accents that captivated sneaker enthusiasts in ’06, these kicks are sure to be a coveted release. Pay homage to the classics with bold Jumpman branding on the tongue and customisable “wings” for your lace setup. These are a piece of sneaker history and they are likely to sell quickly but you can try your luck at Nike on 13th May.

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Nike Zoom Vomero 5 'Mystic Navy and Worn Blue' | Image: Nike

Nike Zoom Vomero 5 ‘Mystic Navy and Worn Blue’ | Image: Nike

Nike Zoom Vomero 5 ‘Mystic Navy and Worn Blue’

Nike’s latest Zoom Vomero 5 colourway is effortlessly cool, appearing futuristic without trying too hard. With its layered design, blending textiles, synthetic suede, and plastic accents, it’s one of the more complex sneakers you’ll find around. The reflective design details also add a touch of flair to the upper. Keep your eye on Nike on 12th May for your chance to cop a pair.

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Nike Dunk PRM CO.JP 'Brown Snakeskin' | Image: Subtype Store

Nike Dunk PRM CO.JP ‘Brown Snakeskin’ | Image: Subtype Store

Nike Dunk PRM CO.JP ‘Brown Snakeskin’

The latest Nike Dunk release is one of the most impressive yet. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, these kicks boast a premium mix of materials. It features distressed suede and scuffed leather overlays, elegantly complemented by a snakeskin-like pattern wrapping the underlays. Textured leather Swooshes and smooth leather lining elevate the style even more but the cherry on top is the vibrant red branding on the tongue labels, heels, and insoles, all sitting atop a sleek two-tone rubber sole. Head to Subtype right now to enter the raffle.

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adidas Campus Youth of Paris 'Core Black' | Image: Highs and Lows

adidas Campus Youth of Paris ‘Core Black’ | Image: Highs and Lows

adidas Campus Youth of Paris ‘Core Black’

The latest adidas Campus 80s shoes look to a post-apocalyptic future, infused with the unique dystopian flair of Youth of Paris. These shoes take attention to detail to a whole new level, transforming it into a bold statement. The eye-catching upper features distressed denim, captivating freeform embroidery, and vibrant pops of neon that demand attention. Energising the design further are the iconic 3-Stripes, while the heritage is firmly grounded with a Trefoil logo on each heel tab. Your comfort is prioritised with a soft lining, and the semi-transparent rubber outsole ensures you can conquer the day without any slips or slides. You can cop a pair from Highs and Lows right now.

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New Balance 550 'Grey Matter' | Image: New Balance

New Balance 550 ‘Grey Matter’ | Image: New Balance

New Balance 550 ‘Grey Matter’

As part of New Balance’s 2023 Grey Day, the 550 is getting a scuffed-up release that looks particularly vintage. Inspired by the heavy-duty designs of the late ’80s, the 550 quickly stole the hearts of fashion enthusiasts worldwide when it made its return to the New Balance lineup in 2021. And now, behold the special-edition Moon Daze colourway that takes it to a whole new level. Featuring a premium nubuck and mesh upper construction in a stylish grey hue, this iteration boasts a unique stain finish that adds an extra touch of sophistication.

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Puma Velophasis Factory 'Dusky Blue/Puma Black' | Image: Puma

Puma Velophasis Factory ‘Dusky Blue/Puma Black’ | Image: Subtype

Puma Velophasis Factory ‘Dusky Blue/Puma Black’

Puma’s future arrives with the Velaphasis, a design that effortlessly blends 2000s style with Puma’s rich heritage in performance running. This sneaker is all about authenticity and innovation. The upper showcases a captivating mix of different meshes, accompanied by synthetic overlays that create a head-turning look you can’t ignore. But it’s not just about looks—these sneakers prioritise comfort too. Thanks to the SOFTFOAM+ step-in comfort sock liner, your feet will be treated to plush cushioning with an extra-thick heel. With its CMEVA midsole and rubber outsole, the Velophasis offers the perfect combination of style and functionality. The printed and debossed lines on the synthetic eye stay and Puma Formstrip also add a touch of dynamic flair.

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adidas Forum Low CL x Indigo Herz | Image: adidas

adidas Forum Low CL x Indigo Herz | Image: adidas

adidas Forum Low CL x Indigo Herz

Inspired by adidas Originals’ own NFT Indigo Herz, this Forum Low CL is a vision of the past and the future. These court-inspired sneakers pay homage to the classics, boasting a timeless silhouette and iconic layering. Embracing the vibrant spirit of Indigo Herz, they feature a translucent yellow outsole and an inverted Trefoil logo that radiate optimism and boldness, straight out of an alternate reality. These are now available to adidas Members only on the website.

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Sam Murphy is the founder of Interns Creative and the writer and co-host of Flopstars Podcast. The New York-based content producer has a demonstrated history of working in the online media industry, specialising in music, fashion and entertainment reporting. Prior to contributing for Man of Many, Sam’s work has been published by such titles as Billboard, NME, Junkee, Music Feeds and Cool Accidents. He holds a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) from the University of Technology, Sydney.