(Guava Ice/Light Bone-Brigade Blue-Light Fusion Red)
Following a couple of early looks, the Union LA x Air Jordan 4 Collection has finally been unveiled by Union. Chris from Union LA had this to say about the collection:
“The vision here was to mix suede and mesh fabrics so we worked really hard to find the right materials. For the suede we took hints from the really thick but plush suede’s like what’s found on Birkenstock sandals. For the mesh we wanted an old school mesh like the OG sneakers of the 80’s.
For the colors we wanted to continue the narrative we started with the AJ 1’s; black, white, red and blue, while at the same time offering something new. So we used muted versions of these colors.
Back in the day, I had always liked to wear my IV’s with a short tongue, so I would fold them over themselves and tie them down. So we decided to fold the tongue over and stitch it down with the same stitch pattern that we used on the 1’s. The good news here is that the stitch can be easily removed to reveal a normal tongue size if that’s your preference. Another fun detail is that with the tongue folded over the original “AIR JORDAN” interior branding now becomes external.
The other major thing we did was that we edited the paneling of the shoes to create a slightly different shape to the shoe. You might not catch this at first, but when you compare our design to the OG AJ IV’s, you can tell we added an extra panel. We did this for 2 reasons; first off, it created a dope toe vamp view when you look down… my favorite view is when you look right down at kicks; the “birds-eye view”. Secondly, It allows for a more balanced ratio of mesh to suede, which is something I was trying to achieve as well.
Lastly, we added a yellowed out sole to give a kind of antiqued look, like our AJ I.”
Look for the Union x Air Jordan 4 Collection to release on August 29th exclusively at unionjordanla.com for $250 each.
Update (9/16/2020): Following its exclusive debut at Union last month, official imagery of the Union x Air Jordan 4 “Off Noir” have finally dropped, which indicates its upcoming wider release soon. Look for the Union x Air Jordan 4 “Off Noir” at SNKRS and more retailers including the KicksOnFire Shop on September 30.
Update (9/3/2020): Following its exclusive debut at Union this past weekend, official imagery of the Union x Air Jordan 4 “Guava Ice” have finally dropped, which indicates its upcoming wider release soon. Look for the Union x Air Jordan 4 “Guava Ice” at more retailers including the KicksOnFire Shop on September 30.
Update (8/19/2020): It has just been announced and confirmed that Union’s Air Jordan collab will release on August 29th exclusively at Union. Additionally, Jordan Brand has confirmed that the collection will see a wider release on September 30th at Nike.com/Jordan and other select retailers globally.
Update (8/14/2020): The Union x Air Jordan collection will also include a full apparel collection which can be seen above. The model is shown wearing standout pieces such as short, shirts, hoodies, tees, jackets and pants.
Update (8/6/2020): Following a couple of early looks, the Union LA x Air Jordan 4 Collection has finally been unveiled by Union. In addition to the two Air Jordan 4 colorways the collection will also include the Air Jordan Delta Mid (in Off Noir) and Air Jordan Zoom 92 (in Guava). Look for the Union x Air Jordan 4 Collection to release on August 29th exclusively at unionjordanla.com for $250 each.
Update (7/30/2020): We get a first look at the second Union x Air Jordan 4 colorway done in a Guava Ice/Light Bone-Brigade Blue-Light Fusion Red color scheme.
Update (7/14/2020): As of right now, the Union x Air Jordan 4 collab is set to release on August 15th at select retailers and Union stores. Retail is set at $250 per pair.
Update: (1/16/2020): It is being rumored that an Union x Air Jordan 4 collab will release in the near future. No other info has been revealed.
Official Images (9/16/2020)
Official Images (9/1/2020)