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Following initial teasers of the Union Los Angeles x Nike Air Jordan 2, we now have a rumored release date. The sneaker, which was originally supposed to be released during the Holiday 2021 season, is reportedly set to be released on April 8.

The new release date falls in line with speculation that the project had been delayed due to supply chain issues most of the sportswear world is experiencing at the moment. Until now, however, it had not been clear when exactly we’d be seeing the collaboration be released.

The co-branded Air Jordan 2s arrive in an icy gray-blue colorway with hints of beige and yellow on the laces, insole, and lining. Union branding is present on the tongue, insoles, and sides of the ankle collar. Union’s Air Jordan 2 is dubbed “Gray Fog.” The sneaker was teased via a mockup earlier this Fall, though the product images are quite different from what leak accounts believed the final color blocking to be.

The first colorway of the Nike Air Jordan 2 was released in 1986, with the following three arriving in 1987, making next year its 35th anniversary and an obvious one to celebrate for the Jordan Brand. Nike’s subdivision is known for planting the seeds of an anniversary early on, as we saw with the Nike Dunk and what we see happening with the Nike Air Max 1 (also celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2022).

Union has a history of strong Jordan Brand collaborations, most recently teaming up on four Air Jordan 4 colorways, which followed hot on the heels of two Nike Air Jordan 1s.

Stay tuned for updates as we get them, but expect this release to be one of the most hyped of the final months of 2021.

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