From, “that’s Nike boys, hoppin’ out coupes,” on Sicko Mode to, “Nike boys, we don’t do three stripes,” on Ghostface Killers, Travis Scott has a clear relationship with the famous sportswear brand, but their connection goes beyond lyrics.
Since 2017, La Flame and Nike have collaborated on numerous shoe designs, producing ‘Cactus Jack’ kicks that are enjoyed by ragers and sneakerheads alike. Now, Scott and Nike are back with the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low OG ‘Black Phantom’.
Thanks to Sneakertigger, we’re able to get a look at this newest model of the Air Jordan 1 Low, which features a sleek black and phantom colour palette. It’s rare to see Scott lean so heavily into darker hues: much of his Cactus Jack range is built on a combination of greens, whites, browns, and khaki to give an arid feel.
The base of the shoe is an all-black suede, while the upper is a combination of black and phantom, with white stitching throughout that makes the dark colours stand out. On the medial, there’s a regular Swoosh logo, contrasted by a backwards-facing Swoosh on the lateral.
The shoe’s tongue tag showcases the Nike Air logo, while the usual Cactus Jack logo is featured on the medial side, tongue and inner soles. It will also come with a selection of three laces: red, black, or white and black.
For the heels, there are unique designs on each side: the right heel has an Air Jordan wings decal, while the left has a bee logo that we haven’t seen used before: Scott apparently included it as a tribute to his daughter, Stormi.
It will be interesting to see if Scott and Nike go back to the typical Cactus Jack design in future releases, or if they’ll continue to push the boundaries with new combinations.
The Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low OG ‘Black Phantom’ is expected to release on December 15th of this year, just in time for the holiday season: it’ll make the perfect gift for any hip hop head or sneaker fanatic.
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