Official Reveal: The Union x Air Jordan 4s Set to Arrive SoonRelease: 16 October 2020
Featuring ‘Guava Ice’ and ‘Off Noir’ colourways, the collaboration has divided opinions over the revamped look of the tongue (as seen in the teaser images). However, Union’s Chris Gibbs explains that the tongue can be folded for a more familiar look.
‘Back in the day, I had always liked to wear my Air Jordan 4s with a short tongue, so I would fold them over themselves and tie them down. We decided to fold the tongue over and stitch it down with the same stitch pattern that we used on the Air Jordan 1s. 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 rest of the build features a suede inspired by Birkenstock sandals, while the mesh comes through for more of a throwback look. Additionally, the translucent ‘wings’ join the customisable tongue as another one of Union’s unique change-ups.
The Union x Air Jordan 4s are set to drop on August 29 via Union’s webstore.