First Look at the Union LA x Air Jordan 4 "Desert Moss"

Union’s most wildly-colored AJ4 collaboration yet, the “Desert Moss” will likely see a summer release.

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Union LA is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2021, and the Chris Gibbs-helmed outfit has tapped some of its biggest collaborative partners to aid in the festivities. None, however have made more noise than Jordan Brand, and after a first Union LA x Air Jordan 4 was revealed in April we now have a look at a second collaboration: the Union LA x Air Jordan 4 “Desert Moss.”

Thanks to its unique material construction and unexampled stitched-down tongue, Union LA’s Air Jordan 4 has always garnered a healthy amount of interest and conversation. The “Desert Moss” is sure to further that ethos, as it’s easily Union’s most wildly-colored AJ4 yet. The eponymous “Desert Moss” hue, a rich yellow, is used on the suede mudguards and eyestays. It’s quickly contrasted by “Dark Iris” mesh toeboxes, quarters and collars.

The quarter panel serves as a base for some of the shoe’s most interesting details, namely white midfoot netting and filled-in “wings,” done up in translucent plastic. “Turquoise Blue” is introduced into the mix on the bottom eyelets, tongue badge and heels. On the last of these pieces, it’s equipped with a purple Nike Air hit for classic style.

Rounding off the look is the aforementioned folded-down tongue itself, done up in a natural tone to match the midsoles. Aqua Air Max units, two sets of flecked laces and a duo of unique hangtags — one of which repurposes Union LA’s OG logo — add a sprinkle of shoe-finalizing flair.

As the Union LA x Air Jordan 4 “Desert Moss” was revealed by a Twitter post from someone who appears to work in a Nike, Inc. warehouse, an official release date or pricing info has yet to be revealed. However, the Union LA x Air Jordan 4 “Desert Moss” will likely hit stockists this summer.

For more from the world of Jordan Brand check out the latest installment of HYPEBEAST‘s Sole Mates, in which USMNT footballer Tyler Adams discusses his favorite Air Jordans.

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