October 12, 2011 BY John Kim
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.
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