The Union x Nike Dunks are almost impossible to find. Here’s how to get them


The Union x Nike Dunk Low Passport Pack, a trainer series inspired by vintage pairs you could only buy in Asia, was hard to keep up with. You won’t find Union Los Angeles’ super-exclusive Nike Dunk Lows on Nike’s big release schedule, which tracks all of the upcoming sneakers that customers can (at least try) pick up in the coming weeks. Instead, Union announced that the Dunks – of which there are three: “Pistachio”, “Argon” and “Court Purple” – would first be made available to residents of Los Angeles through ‘a draw.

Why? Well, to quell the hype and tap into nostalgia for in-person releases.

The first pair, “Pistachio”, was released in early February. Originally retailing for $150, it now sits at over $350 on resale sites like StockX. It is clear that there is interest. The second and third pairs, “Argon” and “Court Purple,” are due out today, March 31, but an undisclosed number of Angelenos have already secured pairs in their size.

The aforementioned raffle took place last weekend, and those who won have already been notified – as evidenced by the pairs already appearing on resale sites.

For the rest of us (myself included, since I live all the way to Pennsylvania), it seemed like we were officially being left out – forced to shell out way more than retail if we wanted a pair. But, Union teased a larger version of SNKRS on Tuesday with a simple Instagram story slide showcasing the two logos put together. (For those unfamiliar, SNKRS is Nike’s sneaker shopping app.)

So… you’re saying there’s a chance? Maybe, if you’re still up for battling bots, lightning-fast shoe collectors, and aspiring sneaker entrepreneurs. These styles will go super, super fast.

Because if, yes, the Dunk is already a popular Nike silhouette, these represent two of the best interpretations of the Dunk yet – and Union’s first collaborative sneakers of 2022. The ‘Argon’ and ‘Court Purple’ pairs pay homage to Japan. – only designs from the early to mid 2000s – hence the name Passport, which is a nod to the need to have one to get yours. But they’re also just plain cool design feats: the Passport Pack sneakers feature ripstop outer layers, which can be removed to reveal a premium leather upper. Every sneaker is totally different without its outer layer, YouTubers from countries where the sneaker has already dropped have proven.

And while I’m not fat enough to care about the packaging, the box it comes in looks like a plane ticket and the liner paper has over a dozen passport stamps in it. These are cool touches that Union doesn’t have need to add, but are most welcome – especially for collectors who will never wear theirs.

Where to buy the Union x Nike Dunk Low ‘Passport Pack’

The ‘Argon’ and ‘Court Purple’ pairs are released on March 31st. Although the timing was unconfirmed, the first pair, “Pistachio,” dropped behind a password-protected landing page at 9:00 a.m. PST / 12:00 p.m. EST.

    Union x Nike Dunk Low ‘Passport Pack’ (Argon)

    Union x Nike Dunk Low ‘Passport Pack’ (Court Purple)

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