Union x Air Jordan 1 High

When it comes to pioneering streetwear as we know it today, there aren’t many retailers as formative as Los Angeles’ Union. The store first opened its doors in New York City in 1989 and was cofounded by Supreme founder James Jebbia. Yet, despite its longstanding presence in the streetwear space, one iconic company Union has never collaborated with is Jordan Brand — until now.

For the first time, Jordan and Union will team up for a limited-edition makeup that combines two of the Air Jordan 1’s most coveted styles; the “Black/Metallic Gold” patent leather look (first released in 2003, followed by a similar colorway in 2013) and 2016’s mismatched “Top Three” homage to the sneaker’s original colors.

The result is an all-patent leather build that mixes up its color blocking for an asymmetrical look. Both shoes feature black toes and eyestays and gold heels, but the rest of their panels are swapped, including the tongue and outsole.

According to Union, this limited-edition Jordan 1 High OG “Gold Top Three” style will be released exclusively at ComplexCon in Long Beach, Calif., this weekend. A wider release has not been confirmed.

Air Jordan 1 High "Top Three"

Air Jordan 1 High "Top Three"The Air Jordan 1 High “Top Three” features mismatched color blocking inspired by the sneaker’s original “Banned,” “Chicago,” and “Black/Royal Blue” colorways.

 

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