The Union x Air Jordan 1 colorways will be joining upcoming Air Jordan releases 2018 as a part of “Flight” Collection. You may not know this, but the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG collaboratively designed by Jordan Brand and Union Los Angeles was already made available near the end of October, albeit secretly. As a prank, Union LA set up a “fake” booth with hidden cameras, selling real vintage Air Jordan and Nike sneakers and apparel at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Amidst them, the two Air Jordan 1 colorways and apparel from the Union x Jordan Brand “Flight” Collection were also put up on sale.
What Is The Union x Air Jordan 1 Inspired From?
Even a website has been created for the upcoming release of the entire “Union Jordan Flight Collection,” which you may check out by visting unionjordan.com. The landing page features a countdown timer, information about the release, photos, and reveals the source of inspiration behind the two Air Jordan 1 iterations. According to Chris Gibbs, the owner of Union Los Angeles, the idea was to make the Air Jordan 1 look vintage, weathered and worn, to look like a sneakerhead’s “favorite old pair of shoes.” At the same time though, he felt that this capsule would be incomplete without apparel. Overall, the Union Jordan Flight Collection feels and looks timeless.
The Union x Air Jordan 1 Combines Different Colorways From The Past
As mentioned, the two Air Jordan 1 iterations have a weathered and worn look with intentionally yellowed leather and midsoles. In addition to leather, their distressed uppers also consist of nubuck pieces, all put together as if they have been stitched by a sneakerhead. As for their color schemes, one iteration is a combination of the OG “Black Toe” and “White/Natural Grey” colorways, while the other is a combination of the OG “Banned” and “White/Blue” colorways. They have both already retailed via raffling at the Union Los Angeles location at La Brea Avenue a few days ago. They will soon be officially joining upcoming Air Jordan releases 2018.
Union x Jordan 1 Retro High OG
Color: White/Varsity Red-Wolf Grey-Black
Style Code: BV1300-106
Release Date: November 24th, 2018 ( Exclusively at www.unionjordan.com )
Retail Price: $190