After doing a limited run of his Raf referencing Jordan Trunner, Cactus Jack is about to put out a shoe for all mankind (see what we did there?). Yup, the Travis Scott x Nike Air Force 1 Low sees the self-proclaimed NikeBoy making it official with a retail release celebrating the AF1’s 35th Anny while focusing the silo’s acclaim on its famed white-on-white resume. La Flame spoke on the creative process of his first Swoosh collab:
“I looked at the making of this shoe the same way I make an album,” Travis said. “I wanted it to tell a story about me. I set the tone to go crazy at my shows. I’m the acid of rap.”
Just like Travis works with Sycamore or Mike Dean on his albums, he had Senior Creative Director of Nike Sportswear/Lead Designer Al Baik working by his side.
“When we first met with Travis, the first thing he said was, ‘I’m the acid of rap.’ It was a prompt to take a classic but then really trip it out,” reflected Baik. “We brought this idea to life by making the binding around the canvas reflective, so when it hits light, it reflects various colors. At first glance, it’s seemingly one color, but at a different angle, it has layers and depth to it. To mix up the look, the swoosh is Velcro and comes with three different articulations of the Swoosh. Customizable patches are based on his label artwork, and the dubrae is comprised of Travis’ grill.”
Look for the Travis Scott x Nike Air Force 1 Low to release at select NSW accounts on December 2nd and preview this pair below.
Travis Scott x Nike Air Force 1 Low
Release Date: December 2, 2017