Occasionally, early depictions of sneaker releases capture the final product accurately, but that is far from the case with the Los Angeles boutique’s latest NIKE, Inc. collaboration. The bulk of the model’s upper is dipped in a light grey tone that takes on varying shades across suede and canvas materials. Perforations across the profiles inject new design D.N.A. into Bruce Kilgore’s creation, as do the Air Jordan 13-like “dimples” along the ankle panels. The Chris Gibbs-led institution also adds “vintage” detailing to Michael Jordan’s second signature sneaker by way of the slightly-yellowed laces, co-branded tongue labels and non-standard production tag on the lateral collar.
As with its Air Jordan 4 collaboration, the team over at UNION likely have a well-thought-out, personal story behind this and the accompanying “Rattan/Siren Red/Beach/Orange Peel”-colored pair, but it hasn’t been disclosed yet. What’s certain, however, is that the streetwear pioneer has been purposeful with its joint-efforts, sourcing quality materials and developing compelling campaigns for its offerings’ roll-outs. The newly-surfaced Jordan 2, with its vibrant blue accents, faded detailing and other untraditional components, is no different from projects before it and projects that’ll come after.
Enjoy official images of the pair here below, and anticipate a Nike SNKRS launch during the Holiday 2021 season (barring delays).
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Union LA x Air Jordan 2 "Grey Fog"
Release Date: May 26th, 2022 (Thursday)
Color: Grey Fog/Siren Red-Light Smoke Grey
Mens: $225 Style Code: DN3802-001
After MarketAvailable Now
North AmericaMay 26th, 2022 (Thursday)