October 12, 2011 BY John Kim / 40
Air Jordans are a delicate item. Misplace one color or material and you’ve got a new colorway that is doomed to sit on shelves (the Orion Blue Air Jordan VII, for example). Colorizing a pair of Air Jordans has proved to be easier ‘said’ than ‘done’, and for such an occurrence to happen outside of the Nike campus is quite rare, which is why UNDFTD had quite a task at hand when the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity came by. Right off the bat, only a handful of out-sourced Air Jordan colorways exist; these UNDFTD collabs, the Eminem IV, the Air Jordan II by Vashtie Kola, Dave White’s AJ1s, the Doerbecher Freestyles – and half of the aforementioned examples didn’t even release to the public.
Out of the bunch, it’s hard to argue against the UNDFTD x Air Jordan IV being one of the greatest non-Bulls colorways of all-time; the military flight jacket-inspired motif of the UNDFTD collaboration is one of the most sought-after sneakers in the world, and with just seventy-two pairs in circulation, you’d better believe that they get snatched up once they become available. An unofficial ‘set’ just hit auction; it includes a deadstock pair of the kicks, a limited edition UNDFTD x Mad Hectic x Union t-shirt, and an UNDFTD x Incase shoe bag. Check out the detailed shots of this Air Jordan rarity below and hit up the auction from komakino on eBay.
And this is where the hypebeasts reveal themselves. Can you wear the Mags in any type of fashionable manner? No Can the UNDFTD 4s be worn fashionably?Yes Do the Mags have any true significance to the sneaker culture?Not specifically. Do the Air Jordan IV and the UNDFTD Company have significance in sneaker culture? I would believe so. Hey where what you like but in 10 years sneakerheads are still going to break neck to see UNDFTD IVs, Movie Buffs will break neck to see Mags. Maybe you hypecubs should go join a movie site and tell them how much you live Back to the Future and all of its history so much more than you love the Jordan IV and UNDFTD.
they should re-release these. Dont get me wrong. i have made good money reselling but i think anybody who wants a pair should be able to purchase on release day. Most hot releases now are so super limited that the average joe has zero chance of copping at retail. Its not right. Jordans are already overpriced at retail by at least $50 and the materials are shit. The least jb could do is have enough stock to meet demand. Sites like Marquee Sole seem to have no problem getting hundreds of pairs before release while we camp in the snow like dicks
you are right about that.everytime i try to get my hands on some kicks on the release date they sold out or either they selling for 300.00.this is foul.the materials are shitty .im about to give up mike for real.this is coming from someone who probley spent a million dollas with mike.
Nice shoe but nothing stands out that says over 6 g's. I would fret even for 600! I think they are overshooting it a bit too much.
I've loved these kicks for a while. but damn the incase bag is an extremely nice touch in my opinion
Yeah, 6 stacks is a bit of a stretch. But if I was filthy rich, I would rather get these than the Air Mags some of yall are suggesting. The Air Mags just don't appeal to me that much.
If they want to re retro a shoe JB these are it. Do something to keep the few with the og pair happy but these need to be released for real.
a WAAAAY more reasonable price than the motorsport iv's that one ebay post was trying to go for, but i wish these were a little bit less harder to obtain because this colorway is really clean to me. sigh oh well.
Who cares. This isn't news. It's over priced, the soles are probably soft and we'd rather drop that amount of doe on mcflys. Next article please.
If I had the 6 g's I would buy these over Mags... Off the simple fact that these look better than Mags... Rarer than Mags... And go with way more different types of fashion... Mags are dope... But Mags are mostly hyped because they're legendary in the history of sneakers... Not calling people hypebeasts.... But everyone has gotta admit it... The Mags have been the most hyped shoe in sneaker history... #Truth
I don't think the recently voted "Most Valuable Valuable" shoe company in the world by Forbes Magazine would generate such footwear for a "bad cause". That would going against the grain.
They could of been for a bad cause... They still would of been hyped... Im not downplaying the integrity if the release... Simply stating a few opinions and a few facts about the value and presence of both shoes...