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Everything We Know About the Air Jordan 4 ‘Thunder’ Release

Juan Hernandez

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If you listen closely, you can hear thunder in the near distance.

The return of the Air Jordan 4 ‘Thunder’ has been a date circled on the calendar for many sneakerheads, both OG and new. Initially released in 2006, alongside the ‘Lightning’ colorway, the ‘Thunder’ Jordan 4 has been a fan favorite for many years. Many great sneakers were released during that era thanks to the LS launches from Jordan Brand (and you can read more about that here).

And now, on May 13th, there will be another opportunity to own a pair of the Air Jordan 4 ‘Thunder.’ (You might remember these also restocked back in 2012, but many people can agree that 11 years is far too long in between retros.)

We’ve created this helpful release guide to tell you everything you need to know about the upcoming drop. Everything from images, to release day strategy is covered at high level here.

Bookmark this link because new information will be added daily.

Release Information

Air Jordan 4 ‘Thunder’, $210, May 13, 2023

SKU: DH6927-017

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Official Images

Check out the official imagery from Jordan Brand below:




Tops and Bottoms

Foot Locker

Finishline/JD Sports

Other Jordan Brand Retailers to be added as confirmed

Release Timing

The release date has been confirmed for May 13th, 2023. We expect most retailers to drop on the 13th, but as with all major Jordan Brand releases recently, these will see plenty of restocks in the coming weeks. We will update this section with more information if anything changes or another drop happens before then.

Stock Numbers

This is arguably  Jordan Brand’s biggest drop of the spring season, so there will be plenty of opportunity to purchase these on release day. We already saw a shock drop via SNKRS towards the end of April, indicating that stock should be healthy. There will be a lot of smaller retailers that will carry these, so make sure you have the DROPS by SoleSavy app downloaded so you can keep up with new drops and retailers as they are announced.

How to Cop

If you’re a seasoned, premium SoleSavy member, you already know what to expect for a drop like this:

  • Release Guide with all the best places to try FCFS, as well as which retailers will have the most stock.
  • Live Release Lounge with a real-time walkthrough on release day, keeping you in the loop of any last second surprises.
  • Recommended keywords to add to your DROPS app so you can tap, and check out in as little as 3 clicks.
    • Plus, you’ll get notified of any restocks in the days following the release.
  • A ‘Wear Your Sneakers’ mentality in the community, so there will be plenty of helping hands available in case you miss out.


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