Union is a legendary clothing store that has stayed true to its roots every step of the way. With a unique blend of form and function at the heart of its catalog, the retailer has also collaborated with a handful of notable designers, with an almost countless amount of joint Nike efforts to show for it. Taking on another, the two brands are looking to go global this time around, paying homage to a trio of once-exclusive trainers with the Passport Pack.
Chris Gibbs opened Union’s first flagship in New York in 1989, followed by another opening in Los Angeles a few years later. Throughout the decade, the founder and his peers brought to light some of Japan’s most coveted and exclusive kicks, and have since graced the world of streetwear around the world. In a grand attempt to spotlight their tri-regional debut, the Passport Pack includes three reimagined pairs of Nike Dunk Lows, each designed as a tribute to New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo, respectively.
As one of the most sought-after pairs to release in 2022 so far, the first in the collection draws inspiration from the Pistachio Dunk Highs. They’re set on a navy blue outsole and feature a subtly checkered green and gray upper. As a bonus, these uppers are comprised of a tear-away fabric that will eventually reveal a smooth leather material.
The first set of kicks to be released by Union and Nike’s uniquely designed Passport Pack is exclusively available to residents of Los Angeles County via a lottery. In the future, however, the rest of these colorways are expected to be released online, and they’ll certainly be worth checking out as well.
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