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Union LA x BBS x Air Jordan 1 High SP

Here everything you need to know about Union LA and Bephie's Beauty Supply's highly anticipated Air Jordan 1 collaboration, releasing on 26/08 this year.

This release took a complete 180 degree turn in terms of design when compared to its AJ1 collab back in 2018.

Inspired by Brooklyn's unique energy during the Summer of '96, where Hip-Hop was maturing and Streetwear took its first babysteps.

"Man, what a time"

And we cannot wait to finally have these in hand.

Let's deep dive into the specifics surrounding this release.

A nod to the 2000's

A major element in this shoe is the thick woven panel around the foot guard, which is a clear reference to Nike's first Air Footscape Woven release dating back to '00's. This "running" silhouette was easily recognisable due to its asymmetrical lacing structure. Expect this classic pair make a return at major retailers end of 2023.

The Union LA pair took this notorious element and flipped it with the most iconic silhouette of all time, resulting in a subtle yet unique design.


In our opinion, this colourway is perfectly timed with today's "nude colours" trend. A pale vanilla base combined with an almost muslin/sail woven element make this a rotational must have.

In NBA terms this pair would have a spot on any starting 5.

The accent colours on this pair make it jaw dropping, take a look at the yellow surrounded edges, the subtle kinetic green stitches and of course the iconic "UN/LA" label to top it off.

A familiar counterpart

For those who can't get enough of this colourway and design, there's more where that came from.

Check out the Union LA x BBS x AJ1 Elevate High below, a pair dropping simultaneously with the Air Jordan 1 High SP.

Reminder: These will only include women's sizing.

A nostalgic clothing collection

As if they read our minds, a complete "one-time" clothing collection will be dropped alongside the two sneaker silhouettes. 

Inspired by nostalgic summer romances in the city, this collection will feature a wide wary of items including tank tops, hoodies, skirts and more. Expect nothing but popping green colours and a returning woven element. 

This capsule collection is a full circle moment.

Did you know that Beth Birkett, the owner of Bephies Beauty Supply is Chris Gibbs' wife who is the owner of Union?

Read that twice.

Where. When. How.

This entire collection will be available at OQIUM on 26/08.

To get a chance on the Union LA x BBS x Air Jordan 1 High SP, our raffle will open on 21/08 at 12 PM CEST and will close on 25/08 at the exact same time.

Keep track of our socials on how to enter this raffle correctly, sign up will go live on our homepage.






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