By: Nikash Ganguli

In the vast universe of sneaker culture, Travis Scott’s collaborations with Jordan Brand have carved an indelible mark, blending his unique aesthetic vision with iconic sneaker silhouettes. Here, we delve into five of the most celebrated Travis Scott x Nike collaborations, each echoing the rapper’s influence on both music and fashion, while also highlighting the intertwined history of hip-hop and sneaker culture (please note this list is in no specific order).

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5. Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 “Cactus Jack”

Released on June 9, 2018, the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 “Cactus Jack” sports a vibrant University Blue suede upper, complemented by black and red accents. This model pays homage to Scott’s Houston roots, featuring details like a speckled red liner and “Cactus Jack” branding. Retailing at $225, its current average resale price hovers around $1000, showcasing its high demand and appreciation in the sneaker community.

4. Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 High “Mocha”

Debuted on May 11, 2019, this sneaker combines a unique backward Swoosh with earthy tones to capture Travis Scott’s signature style. Priced at $175 upon release, its design and rarity have driven its average resale price to a staggering $2000, making it one of the most sought-after pieces in the Travis Scott x Jordan lineage.Seen as the trailblazer between Travis and Nike, the shoe not only is aesthetically pleasing but also represents a major shift in the climate of sneakers. As the demand and resale continue to soar

3. Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low “Phantom”

This sneaker features a triple black design with white stitching, the originality of the design had sneaker fans hugely interested and the presentation was nice too, coming with 2 bandanas that matched the shoes design. Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low in general has seen significant interest and value in the resale market. Launched at a retail price of $130, the low-top version of Scott’s AJ1 collaboration features a similar aesthetic to its high-top counterpart, with an average resale price around $948, indicating its desirability and limited availability.

2. Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 High “Fragment”

This collaboration is a testament to the power of combining influential names, bringing together the design prowess of Fragment Design with Travis Scott’s distinctive style. The sneaker currently resells for around $2600 on the open market. It’s easily one of Travis’ nice designs with the blue and white tones providing a nice offsetting aesthetic. Combine this with the notoriety of Fragment Design, the overall quality of the shoe is amazing and is super desirable for all sneaker heads out there.

1. Travis Scott x Nike Dunk SB Low

The fusion of Travis Scott’s aesthetic with the Nike Dunk SB Low silhouette resulted in a sneaker that played a significant role in the resurgence of the Dunk SB’s popularity in 2020. Released on February 19, 2020, for $150, the sneaker’s resale value has soared to an average of $1,559. It features a patchwork design with a mix of plaid and paisley patterns, which can be torn away to reveal a hidden layer underneath, showcasing Scott’s knack for detail and innovation.

Travis Scott’s impact on sneaker culture extends beyond his chart-topping hits, embodying a fusion of musical prowess and fashion influence. His collaborations are not just footwear; they are cultural milestones that celebrate the ongoing relationship between hip-hop and sneakers. From the streets to the stage, these collaborations signify more than just a trend—they are a testament to hip-hop’s enduring influence on fashion and how artists like Travis Scott continue to shape and redefine this dynamic landscape.

A shorter article this week I know, and maybe next week we’ll dive into the fallout of the current feud between Kendrick Lamar and co. versus Drake and J. Cole. With that being said, what is your favourite Travis Scott x Nike signature sneaker?

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