Off-White x Air Jordan 4
The hype around Off-White's newest Air Jordans collaboration keeps building. The shoe is only coming in women's sizes, but a lot of men are interested in the partnership. This means that you will see a lot of men going up a size and a half to resemble men's sizes. The resale value will be pretty high, too; therefore, this release is considered HEAT on July 25th via the SNKRs App.
This women's sneaker comes in a "Sail" colorway and features both brands' signature hang tags with muslin, white and black accents, with transparent rubber caging and Off-White's font across the laces and midsole.
I will be trying to purchase these Jordans on July 25th; however, since I am entering podiatry school, I want to give insights on the cons of buying women's shoes as a man. Perhaps the most obvious example is running shoes, which can appear the same between sexes, despite significant differences in composition. According to Livestrong Magazine, the biggest differentiator between men's and women's shoes is the width. Women's shoes are built with a slightly wider forefoot and toe area plus a narrower heel. On the other hand, men's shoes tend to exist wider, with larger sizes than women's shoes. You might see two shoes that appear the same for men and women, which have entirely different midsole materials, heel support, and other fit factors that ultimately impact the comfort and weight of the shoe.
Since these are the most significant differences among women sneakers, I will still be purchasing these Off White Jordans because of the collaboration's hype. Yet, I will consider the health of my feet when wearing women's sneakers on some occasions.