Nike’s seemingly never-ending collection of trainer styles are becoming more niche and obscure as the years go by.
There was once a time when Nike trainers were just “Nike trainers”. But now we have Air Force, Air Max, VaporMax, Huaraches and so on and so forth.
And let’s not get started on the varieties within each style.
There’s a new style on the market which trainer-lovers everywhere are desperate to get their hands on. A collaboration between one of the world’s most popular rappers right now and Nike’s iconic design.
So, when will the Travis Scott x Nike Air Jordan 1 trainers drop and can you get your hands on them in the UK? We’ve got all the latest on this summers’ most sought-after sneaker.
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What are the Nike Air Jordan 1 trainers?
The OG Air Jordan trainers were introduced in 1984, produced for legendary basketball player Michael Jordan in a variety of colourways. The basketball shoes were designed for Nike by Peter Moore, Bruce Kilgore and Tinker Hatfield in collaboration with Jordan.
They have since been re-released as ‘retros’ in more colours and also in 32 styles since 1985.
Travis Scott dropped his first run of Air Jordan 1 as high tops on May 11th 2019, and dropped the low tops – with a slightly altered colourway – on July 20th 2019.
But this is not the first time Air Jordan have collaborated on the designs with an artist, as legendary director Spike Lee and Michael Jordan worked together to produce the Jordan Spiz’ike in 2006.
Fellow rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake have also collabed with Jordan on producing their own trainer.
How much are Travis Scott’s Jordan 1s?
Travis Scott’s 'Cactus Jack' Air Jordan 1s feature a reverse Swoosh and a black, brown nubuck and white tumbled leather colourway.
The high tops retail at $175 (£142) and the low tops at $130 (£106).
Although this may seem a lot, in comparison with the rest of Nike’s Air Jordan lines, the prices aren’t crazy.
But be wary of purchasing on resale website, as some sneaker exchanges have seen prices rocket to over £600 a pair!
Can you buy them in the UK?
Both the high top and low top versions of the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 trainers are currently sold out.
If you want to be the first to know when the Cactus Jack trainers are restocked, you can get email updates through Travis Scott’s website on when the restock drops.
For both trainer releases they have been sold a day earlier on his website than on the Nike website, so that’s the place to get first dibs on a pair.
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