April 11, 2012 BY John Kim / 18
Undoubtedly one of the greatest sneaker collaborations of all time (if not the single greatest) is the Air Jordan IV designed by West Coast-based UNDFTD – the original shoe boutique that grew into a nationwide influencer of urban fashion (they’re at Foot Locker now, ya know). The military-themed colorway of Olive Green, Black, and Bright Orange truly brought an outside point-of-view on the Air Jordan, which at the time, was beginning to break away from the conservative colorways, but UNDFTD’s final product could’ve been slightly different from what made its way out to the public.
Here we have a look at the unreleased version of the UNDFTD x Air Jordan IV; it features a different shade of green – more hunter green rather than military – with a black velcro tongue and an additional black color-blocking on the upper midsole on the heel. Just four pairs in total are known to be in existence (suddenly, 72 pairs appear to be more ‘attainable) – and here is one of them, provided by none other than UNDFTD’s head designer kblee. We’ve got more angles for you below as well as a side-by-side of the sample and the finished version so take a look and let us know which of the two you like better!
Add’l photos via FRESHNESS
Definitely prefer the originals, but these are sick too pop in the orange laces and these will look nicer.