Air Jordan continues to collaborative with famous hip-hop artists to produce a Jordan sneakers that the fans will adore. The Jordan Brand has collaborated with Travis Scott, a Multiplatinum recording artist, to create his first ever Jordan sneaker: the Air Jordan 4 Travis Scott Cactus Jack. This sneaker will be dropping this weekend, along with the Air Jordan 2 Melo. This sneaker honors Travis Scott’s Houston roots, and his Cactus Jack recording label. These will most definitely be limited, mark your calendars!!!
Who Is Travis Scott
Travis Scott (real name Jacques Webster) is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Houston, Texas. He has signed his first major record deal with Epic Records in 2012. He has appeared on Kayne West’s GOOD Music compilation album Cruel Summer, which was generally positive. In 2012, Travis has signed a record deal with T.I’s label Grand Hustle. He has released two mixtapes: Owl Pharaoh (2013) and Days Before Rodeo (2014), which were both met with positive reviews from music critics. In 2015, Travis released his debut studio album titled Rodeo. The hit single “Antidote” reached the Top 20 of the US Billboard Hot 100. In 2016, Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight was released and we a generally positive release. In 2017, Travis has collaborated with Quavo of Migos to release Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho. Travis Scott has launched his own music label: Cactus Jack Records.
Who Is Michael Jordan?
Michael Jordan is a retired professional basketball player who has played for 15 seasons in NBA for the Chicago Bulls, and the Washington Wizards. During his time at the University of North Carolina in 1982, he played basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels, and was drafted for the Chicago Bulls in 1984. He was able to entertain the crowd with his prolific scoring, defensive plays, and his ability to perform slam dunks from the free throw line at the slam dunk contests, which has earned him the nicknames: Air Jordan and His Airness. He has won his first NBA Championship with the Bulls in 1991, and also winning again in 1992 and 1993 (three-peat). During the 1993-1994 NBA season, MJ has retired from basketball in order to pursue a minor career in baseball. In March 1995, MJ has announced his return to the NBA, and has led the Bulls to three additional championships during 1996-1998. In 1999, MJ retired from the NBA for the second time, but return again to play for the Washington Wizards during 2001-2003. Currently, MJ is the owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. MJ has numerous career highlights and awards:
- 6 times NBA champion (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
- 6 times NBA Finals MVP (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
- 5 times NBA MVP (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998)
- 14 times All-Star (1985-1993, 1996-1998, 2002, 2003)
- 3 times NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998)
- 10 times All-NBA First Team (1987-1993, 1996, 1998)
- All-NBA Second Team (1985)
- NBA Defensive Player Of The Year (1988)
- 9 times NBA All-Defensive First Team (1988-1993, 1996-1998)
- NBA Rookie Of The Year (1985)
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (1985)
- 10 times NBA Scoring Championship (1987-1993, 1996-1998)
- 3 times NBA Steals Leaders (1988, 1990, 1993)
- 2 times NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion (1987, 1988)
- 3 times AP Athlete Of The Year (1991, 1992, 1993)
- 2 times USA Basketball Male Athlete Of The Year (1983, 1984)
- Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year (1991)
- NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-time Team
- NCAA Champion (1982)
- Consensus National College Player Of The Year (1984)
- ACC Player Of The Year (1984)
- ACC Rookie Of The Year (1982)
- 2 times Consensus First-Team All-American (1983, 1984)
- 2 times First-Team All-ACC (1983, 1984)
- No. 23 Retired by Chicago Bulls
- N0. 23 Retired by Miami Heat
- No. 23 Retired by the University Of North Carolina
History Of The Air Jordan Brand
In 1984, Nike was a struggling shoe company looking for ways to appeal to a new segment of the shoe market, and to reinvent themselves. Nike has turned to rookie Michael Jordan to order to make an endorsement deal, but MJ showed no interest at all. MJ had plans to sign a deal with either Adidas or Converse; he loved the brands, and in North Carolina, these were the shoes that wore to play basketball in. Unfortunately, both of the brands rejected him. Nike was offering to create a brand new line of shoes called Air Jordan, and MJ’s old agent, David Falk, saw this as a wonderful opportunity. MJ flew to the Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon, after being convinced by his parents , and his agent. During his visit, Nike has shown him a special video presentation of his college career highlights, plus his high-flying Olympics moves with Pointer Sister’s “Jump” playing in the background. Peter Moore, Nike’s Old Head Designer, also shown MJ sketches of the Air Jordan 1, and apparel to go with it. It was featured in Black and Red, and MJ was very interested with these designs. He has stated: “I can’t wear these shoes, those are devil colors”. MJ has decided to finally make a deal with Nike, and has signed a 5-year deal that was worth $2.5 million. MJ has fueled the success of Nike, and the Air Jordan Brand is still popular today.
Air Jordan 4 History
The Air Jordan 4 was introduced back in 1989, created by the infamous Tinker Hatfield. This shoe was the first Jordan to feature over-molded mesh; the mesh was dipped in soft plastic and air was blown through it to clear out the plastic. Back in 1989, everyone felt that the sneaker was unattractive and no one liked them. But overtime, it grew on a lot of people. During their first release, the sneaker was retailed at $110.00.
Features Of The Shoe
This shoe features a colorway inspired by Travis Scott’s Football Team he enjoyed watching during his youth: The Houston Oilers (an former professional NFL football team from 1960 to 1996. They are now known as the Tennessee Titans). It consists of a smooth University Blue suede upper, along with touches of black, Bleu Carolina and Noir. Additionally, you will notice his record label “Cactus Jack” printed on the left heel, and right insole of the shoe. Finally, Travis Scott’s name can be found on the inside of the left tongue in reverse.
These exclusive Jordan’s are releasing June 9th, for a retail price of $225.00. Are you planning to grab a pair of these??? These will sell out instantly, so be prepared!!!
Air Jordan 4 Travis Scott Cactus Jack
June 9th, 2018
Video Of The Sneaker
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