March 3rd, 2019
The Houston native musician and producer Travis “La Flame” Scott and Nike began their creative partnership in 2017. After the hits Travis Scott x Nike Air Force 1 “AF100” and Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 “Cactus Jack”, apparently there are more to come this year. In a recent Instagram post, Travis Scott teased us with some pairs of upcoming sneakers.
The unique, white and brown Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 with a backward Nike swoosh is not exactly news. The pair first emerged last Fall and we’ve seen pictures in great detail, giving us a good idea of what to expect. The upper is a mix of sail-coloured leather and dark mocha suede. The Swoosh logos, laces and ankle entry are black. There is also one very notable feature and this is the hidden velcro pocket around the ankle collar. Its interior is in university red to match the red Nike and Cactus Jack labels on the tongues. La Flame rocked the sneakers on multiple occasions and during his ASTROWORLD: Wish You Wear Here tour.
Nike did not miss the opportunity to surprise drop the pair on February 10th, during Scott’s Grammy Awards performance. Early drops through Nike SNEAKRS app are not new tactics for the Swoosh. In one such instance, Justin Timberlake’s JTH Nike Air Jordan 3 surprise-dropped during the singer’s Super Bowl Halftime Show performance in 2018. And in other, it was Kanye West’s final Nike sneaker, the Red October Air Yeezy 2.
Travis Scott x Air Jordan Retro 1 High OG TS SP “Cactus Jack” is set to release on April 26th at select Jordan Brand retailers and Nike.com. You can buy it for £132.
As seen on the rapper’s most recent IG post, it also appears that there might be another special edition AJ1 “Cactus Jack” this year. He took the stage to perform at the Grammy’s sporting Air Jordan 1 Low in tan and black colourway, equipped with the flipped Nike swoosh in white on the lateral side. The pair is scheduled for September release.
Since Houston Oilers Air Jordan 4 pair debuted last year, different colourways have made their way around the internet for months. One was the limited Friends and Family edition Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 Purple. Another unreleased iteration is Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 Olive which is also rumored to be a Friends & Family pair. The first pair we’ve seen comes with mismatched white and black mid soles, featuring an olive nubuck upper with black accents. There is a version of the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 with all-black soles.
The “Olive” colourway was rumored for late 2018 release which did not happen. It remains to be seen whether there will be a release this year.
Last, but not least we did get a first look at a third “Cactus Jack” Air Force 1 in the works. The uppers are equipped with patched-together premium textiles. The colours are brown mixed with purple and navy. A metallic “Texas” button blinks from the heel, and some interesting patterns and graphics are part of the features of the shoe.
While you wait for more pictures and official release date of this brand new silhouette, you can read more about Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 “Cactus Jack”.
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