Original Story (12/16/21): Union Los Angeles has quickly become the king of collaborations. With a multitude of joint projects released throughout 2021 for the shop’s 30th anniversary and Air Jordan 2 and Nike Dunk Low projects still on the way, we now have a first look at something else in the pipeline from Union x Nike.
Union will now be taking on the Nike Cortez, which is fitting as the Cortez is a staple in LA sneaker culture. Union’s version features suede construction with Dorze-inspired striped canvas underlays, co-branded cork insoles, Crater midsoles, and other intricate details. In terms of branding, Union branding can be found on the tongue tags, with the other side of the tag featuring Union’s Frontman logo and “Know The Ledge” motto. Another Frontman logo appears on the heel flap. Two colorways of the Union x Nike Cortez have been revealed so far: one in beige with pink and blue accents, the other in black with aqua blue stripes and kiwi green accents.
UNION x Nike Cortez “Sesame”
Color: Grain/Pink Clay-Dutch Green-Bicycle Yellow-Blustery
Style Code: DR1413-200
Release Date: June 21, 2022 (UNION)
Release Date: June 28, 2022 (Global)
Price: $130 USD
Update (06/21/22): Following today’s launch of the “Sesame” and “Off-Noir” colorways, Nike reveals that the “Sesame” UNION x Nike Cortez will get a wider release on June 28th via SNKRS and select retailers. The “Off-Noir” colorway is UNION exclusive.
Update (05/20/22): The UNION x Nike Cortez launches in this colorway and the black colorway on June 21st. The other two colorways will launch on July 21st.
Update (12/17/21): Following the project’s reveal, we now have on-feet photos of the UNION x Nike Cortez. Check them out below, courtesy of Yankee Kicks:
First look photos via solebyjc: