With releases like the Air Force 180 ‘Clerk Pack’ from 2005, Union LA are no strangers in creating unorthodox styles as well as thinking outside the box as opposed to just changing colourways and adding different materials. In 2018, we saw the release of Union LA’s collaboration with Jordan Brand on the cultivated Air Jordan 1 silhouette, giving consumers 2 releases both inspired by a concoction of OG colours. Fast forward to 2020 and those AJ1s are touted as classics, respectively.
In addition, Union LA owner Chris Gibbs gives consumers another look at another Jordan Brand collaboration, this time with another fan favourite, the Air Jordan IV.
Still keeping with the unorthodox approach, the suedes and meshes remain but are given new depth and dimension. Gibbs shifts an element of the vamp to more overtly frame the toebox. The hallmark Wings are slightly reimagined. And then there’s a noticeable, even dramatic, reimagining of the tongue.
“With the IV — maybe it’s the angle of my ankle — but I had a problem with the way the tongue hit my shin,” says Gibbs. “When I was younger, I’d often fold it over and tie it down. I wanted to shorten the tongue. But, I am a fan of collaboration and compromise. So we decided to fold over the tongue and stitch it down, allowing for easy removal to reveal the traditional tongue.”
This is all sat on top of an aged yellow to give a vintage feel with Nike Air branding on the heels to capture the 80’s and early 90’s holistic view.
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