First Look at Travis Scott X Air Jordan: ‘Black Phantom’


| LAST UPDATE 08/18/2022

By Raven Wade
Travis Scott Jordan Cactus
@travisscott via Instagram

Take off into Astroworld with the ultimate slam dunk of sneakers. Recently, Travis Scott released his new sneaker, 'Cactus Jack,' a joint drop with the Nike/Jordan brand. Now, with a new shoe in town, Scott is making changes - but not for good. The new 'Black Phantom' version of the kicks offers a sleek and darker look. Here's a closer look. 

On July 19th, Travis Scott's Cactus Jack Instagram account released an entire 2-minute and 30-second promo for the release of the official Cactus Jack Collection. Scott chose Euphoria's Javon Walton to star in the promo footage under the title 'Don't Get Caught.' The original Scott X Nike shoe is seen floating in mid-air. The simple combination of neutral and grey tones matches any street-wear cop. In previous collaborations, Scott signed a deal with McDonald's, which was also shown. The purpose of the promo continued to show the power of the sneaker. Resembling the motto 'Look mom, I can fly,' the shoes define power. Scott is well-known for his determined and motivated personality, as shown through his latest partnerships and couture. Now, Trav is putting in more work, more hours. The new Black Phantom shoe is a Travis Scott adaptation of the Air Jordan 1 Low.

Travis Scott Air Jordan
@travisscott via Instagram
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The new shoe has had a few adjustments made. While the original Cactus Jack shoe has neutral and visible tones, the new Black Phantom lives up to its name. The shoe "features tonal black suede uppers with contrasting white stitching." The NIKE AIR tongue tag remains, featuring the Cactus Jack logo, as well as one in the "medial side, insoles," accompanied by a new bee "motif." The new bee allegedly represents "the celebration" of Scott's daughter Stormi Webster. The shoe's design finishes off with jet-black sole units with contrasting stitching. What's unique about this shoe is the adaptable laces. The shoe comes with "three lace options for a variety of styles." This includes black, red, and white/black to highlight the rest of the shoes' details. Priced at $150 USD, they are expected to be dropped on December 15th, 2022. 

The Cactus Jack franchise is just another confirmation of Travis Scott's talent. Just like basketball legend Michael Jordan, who collaborated with Nike to product Air Force 1's and Air Jordan's, this is a huge milestone for Scott in his career. He has a very distinct fashion sense which he has carefully incorporated into the Nike collab. Still, the fashion of the shoe is very generalizable. Stay tuned for more updates.

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