A native New Yorker who came of age in the '90s, Nordstrom VP of Creative Projects Olivia Kim has coveted iconic sneakers her entire life. The '90s was a golden age for creative expression in downtown NYC and for wider sneaker culture, and Kim lived and breathed it all. For the No Cover Collection, she curated a capsule of nostalgic OG Nike silhouettes that she couldn't get her hands on growing up, bringing to life what was previously unattainable in her own life.
Even while living in NYC, Michael Jordan's aura was unescapable for Kim. The most iconic athlete of the '90s, MJ consistently burnt his most-heated rivals with scintillating play. His creativity with the ball, nimbleness on the court and covert moves around defenders consistently threw them off balance, earning him the "Black Cat" nickname. Paying homage to MJ's most infamous moniker, this special-edition AJ IV is blacked out with an all-over bovine-haired leather upper. Also, for the first time, the Nike Air Futura logo appears on a women's AJ IV heel, balancing OG details with fashion-forward materials. Hit the streets with stealth and style in these No Cover AJ IVs.