July 23rd, 2012 by Brendan Dunne
The Air Jordan IV ‘UNDFTD’ was already one of the rarest and most sought after Air Jordan releases of all time regardless of any crazy alternate versions. Then things started getting really interesting, Gentry Humphrey recently reminded us of this unreleased sample that pours in a bit more black, a grail now being trumped by the likes of the pair pictured above. Along with the extra black on the midsole sectioning this version of the UNDFTD x Air Jordan IV features a vaguely grid patterned ballistic material coating the upper, pushing home the whole military theme. The owner puts them as a one of one, with no other samples created ever coming with this particular material selection. Click through for the shots of the UNDFTD x Air Jordan IV ‘Ballistic’ sample and check out the asking price from depeche23mode on eBay.
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February 7th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Sneaker customizer Martin Figueroa-Ramirez is better known around these parts as ROM thanks to a range of work on the Nike Dunk High and Low silhouettes that push the boundaries of creativitiy in today’s homage-heavy custom culture. But now that he’s an established force in the custom game, ROM has seemingly switched his focus to applying that same level of detail and attention to the hottest trend going: colorway swaps. Following up on the Air Jordan VI-inspired LeBron 8 ‘Oreo’ comes the Nike Dunk High ‘UNDRDG’, a military-themed look inspired by the UNDFTD x Air Jordan IV that manages to go even further than the legendary original by adding the AJIII’s signature Elephant print to the toebox and eyestay. Given the reputation of the UNDFTD AJ4s as one of the all-time grails, we won’t even ask if these are better than their muse, but how does ROM‘s latest stack up against one of the best loved non-bred Jays ever? Click through to see the battle ready metal case and let us know if you’ll be bidding when these 1 of 1s go on sale next Monday, February 13th.
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