After a rather creative and guerrilla approach to revealing their collaboration, LA based streetwear staple Union has official unveiled their upcoming project with Jordan Brand – a full cozy capsule inspired by vintage wear of the turn of the 80s. While the silhouette of the shoes is that of an Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG, shop founder Chris Gibbs referenced several of the model’s original colorways, using a very obvious stitch pattern to create a mash-up like we’ve never seen before.
Two different colorway styles represent the Union x Air Jordan 1; one takes on the classic “Black Toe” with the ankle collar of the mythical white/grey, while another makes use of the equally elusive white/blue with the iconic Black/Red ankle. To communicate the vintage feel, Gibbs opted for a super-soft leather upper, while the ankles themselves are a weather suede to reflect the aged nature of the shoes. Both feature the aforementioned exposed yellow stitching as well as a UN/LA flap situated just below at the “Wings” logo.
In addition to the shoes, the Union x Jordan collection features a series of apparel of pants, t-shirts, shorts, hoodies, and more. Each item has been washed and distressed to be period specific, while the drape and hang also nod to the baggier nature of streetwear of the late 1980s and early 1990s. The entire Union x Jordan collection will release on November 17th.
Union x Air Jordan 1
Release Date: November 17th, 2018
Style Code: BV1300-106 (Black)
Style Code: BV1300-146 (Blue)