Undefeated Air Force 1: The Ultimate Collaboration
How well do you know the Undefeated x Nike collaboration? Read to learn about the top pairs!
Nike and Undefeated have been interlinked for years, and today we’re taking a deep dive into the various Undefeated Air Force 1’s and other sneakers that the two fashion icons have teamed up on. From Kobe Bryant basketball shoes to Nike Cortez’s, after reading this article, you will be an expert on Nike Undefeated sneakers and how they resell!
What is Undefeated?
“Established in 2002, UNDEFEATED is the original authentic sneaker store and apparel brand offering the best-curated products and exclusive collaborations.”
Undefeated is a Los Angeles-based retailer/brand. Started by James Bond and Eddie Cruz in 2001, Undefeated has collaborated with some of the biggest sneaker brands in the world and created classics like 2005’s Air Jordan 4 and 2017’s Air Max 97.
Known for their familiar “tally mark” logo, symbolizing a series of defeated rivals, Undefeated (or UNDFTD as it’s shortened) specializes in classic streetwear pieces such as caps, t-shirts, and sweatpants. They have also collaborated with numerous streetwear brands such as Champion, Bape, Patta, and of course Nike.
We’ll take a look at some Undefeated x Nike pairs, such as the Undefeated Air Force 1.
Nike Dunk Low Undefeated 5 On It Dunk vs. AF1
- Retail Price: $120
- Average Resell Price: $176
- Colorway: Signal Blue, White, Night Purple
- Release Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
- Style Code: DH6508-400
The Nike Dunk Low Undefeated 5 On It features a blue leather upper with snake print overlays, purple canvas quarter panels, and white suede Swooshes. From there, Undefeated logos on the heel and woven tongue label complete the design.
These Undefeated Dunks are one of my personal favorites and one that is really lowkey on the market. Not many people wear these sneakers and you don’t really see them online at all.
That being said, you can still purchase the Nike Dunk Low Undefeated 5 On It Dunk vs. AF1 for a pretty affordable price at $176. This is one of those Nike collaborations that seems to have flown over the heads of sneakerheads, which is a shame because it’s a really nice sneaker overall.
Nike Air Force 1 Low SP Undefeated 5 On It Blue Yellow Croc
- Retail Price: $120
- Average Resell Price: $110
- Colorway: Court Blue, White, Goldtone
- Release Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
- Style Code: DM8462-400
This Undefeated Air Force 1 contains a perforated mesh, croc-print, smooth leather, and patent leather construction. Undefeated’s tally mark logo stitched on the heel and woven tongue labels are both a nod to custom AF1s of the early-2000s.
From there, the exposed foam on the edges of the tongue and a yellowed Air sole add a vintage appeal, which is all the rage these days.
This Undefeated Air Force 1 is one that as we just said, gives a bit of a vintage feel. The color dubbed ‘Goldtone’ is almost a withered gold that is maybe closer to mustard.
These Undefeated Dunks have not performed all that well on the resell market, as its average resell price is $10 below the retail price at the moment. However, this is still a great pair of sneakers, and that Nike Undefeated symbol gives them some hype.
Nike Kobe 5 Protro Undefeated Hall of Fame
- Retail Price: $190
- Average Resell Price: $324
- Colorway: Metallic Gold, Field Purple, Multicolor
- Release Date: Friday, May 14, 2021
- Style Code: DA6809-700
The Nike Kobe 5 Protro Undefeated Hall of Fame arrives in gold, purple, and black, a colorway that pays homage to the Mamba and his Lakers legacy.
The Nike Kobe 5 Protro Undefeated Hall of Fame features a gold-colored, textured upper with mesh toe boxes and side paneling.
Snakeskin-textured overlays add nuance to the tops, and each shoe is accented with a purple Swoosh on the right side panel and a pink Swoosh on the left, with the numbers 24, 10, and 8 inscribed on the pink Swoosh. Below, Zoom Air provides additional cushioning.
Obviously, unfortunate circumstances play a role in the sneaker’s importance and its resell price. This is a good example of how real-life events can influence how people view and think of sneakers.
This is a great sneaker and a great sneaker for playing basketball. Nike and Undefeated released this sneaker and other Kobe iterations in different colors, so check them out here.
Nike Air Max 97 Undefeated Black Militia Green (2020)
- Retail Price: $180
- Average Resell Price: $123
- Colorway: Militia Green, Orange Blaze, White, Black
- Release Date: Monday, December 28, 2020
- Style Code: DC4830-300
The UNDFTD X Nike Air collaboration brings back a popular flight jacket-inspired colorway originally in this Nike Air Max 97 UNDFTD Black Militia Green (released in 2017)
The Los Angeles retailer’s take on the Nike Air Max 97 UNDFTD Black Militia Green features olive green coloring throughout the mesh and leather upper, accented with a repeating string of Undefeated logos printed on the lowermost of the sneaker’s wavy overlays.
Touches of the colorway named ‘Orange Blaze’ are noticeable on the outsole, tongue patch, and pull tab, and underfoot, full-length Max Air provides cushioning.
This sneaker is sneaker that is very similar to the one that was released in 2017 and hasn’t performed as well as that pair. We chose the 2020 version to highlight how different reselling can be over time, especially with the same sneaker.
The 2017 version resells for almost $500, while the Nike Air Max 97 Undefeated Black Militia Green (2020) resells for less than retail at $123.
This is still a very high-quality sneaker and one that is absolutely perfect for the colder months ahead. Militia Green is a very neutral colorway and this is a very toned-down sneaker that will go perfectly with most outfits.
Nike Air Force 1 Low Undefeated Multi-Patent
- Retail Price: Unknown (Yet to release)
- Average Resell Price: Unknown (Yet to release)
- Colorway: Multicolor
- Release Date: Unknown (Yet to release)
- Style Code: DV5255-400
The patent leather uppers of the UNDEFEATED x Nike Air Force 1 Low “Multi-Patent” are complemented by transparent orange midfoot Swooshes.
Additional branding includes tongue tags, “UNDFTD” tally marks, “NIKE AIR” debossed at the back, Five Strike logos debossed at the heel, and printed black and white insoles.
White midsoles and frosty transparent rubber outsoles complete the shoe’s aesthetic. The sneaker will also include a unique co-branded shoebox signifying the partnership.
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Jordan 4 Retro Undefeated
- Retail Price: Unknown
- Average Resell Price: $8,000+
- Colorway: Olive, Oiled Suede, Flight Satin
- Release Date: Thursday, June 30, 2005
- Style Code: JBM351 M1
The Jordan 4 Retro Undefeated was released on June 23, 2005, in 72 pairs. Undefeated was the first sneaker boutique to collaborate with the Jordan brand. Inspired by the MA-1 Flight Jacket, these sneakers have a military style.
They have an olive upper with black accents and orange at the tongue’s liner and Jumpman logo. The back of the midsoles is white, and the rest of the midsoles and outsoles are black. There is some orange on the outsoles as well.
Similar to the patches on MA-1 Flight jackets, these sneakers feature a Velcro tongue patch. Nubuck leather, a low-maintenance material, was used to create the upper.
This sneaker is incredibly rare and incredibly expensive. One pair has been sold on StockX and that was for over 8 Thousand Dollars!
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Nike own Undefeated?
No, Nike does not own Undefeated, however, the duo has collaborated on multiple Nike sneakers and apparel on a number of occasions and sells out frequently. Their collaborations are highly successful.
Why did Undefeated change its name?
Undefeated changed its name so that it could fit more into the Sportswear niche which they were quickly getting into. Thus the name “Undefeated” was better suited for such organizational goals.
What does The Undefeated logo stand for?
The goal of the logo was to completely encapsulate the term “Undefeated” with something as striking as its name yet easy to recall. The outcome was five strikes, a unit of measurement that also symbolizes how the brand defeated its competitors by winning five straight games in a row and walking away.
How did Undefeated start?
“Undefeated kind of started out of a necessity in Los Angeles. There was like one sneaker store, but it was more flea-market style. When we started, we kind of changed what it meant to shop sneakers, and luckily, there were some Nike European office people that were in Los Angeles when we were open.”
What does Undefeated sell?
Undefeated sell its own brand’s clothing and apparel, but they are also a retailer of other clothing and sneakers. You can find brands like Nike and Bape on their website.