Air Jordan 4 x UNION LA
Basketball culture has a direct line and organic flow into streetwear according to the owner of UNION LA owner, Chris Gibbs. The latest round of the ongoing Jordan x UNION partnership fittingly sees that train of thought through. The acknowledgement of the feeling and emotion of Jordan beyond the arena, continuing an effort to capture a holistic view of the late ’80s and early ’90s defined by advertising, music, street style—and yes, a few magic, competitive moments. Gibbs guides a collection that highlights fabrication and material with the Air Jordan IV as a starting point. According to Gibbs, “The vision here was to mix suede and mesh, so we worked really hard to find the right materials,”. He adds on and says “For the suede, we took hints from the really thick but plush … for the mesh, we wanted an old school mesh like the OG sneakers of the ’80s.” The end result is an avant-garde adaptation of MJ’s fourth signature silhouette that breaks new ground in more ways than one.