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La Flame, Cactus Jack, more simply known as Travis Scott, has been entrenched in hip-hop for over a decade. His work in the music industry covers more than just his releases. The multi-faceted artist has produced and written tracks for some of the biggest stars, from Rihanna to Ye (FKA Kanye West). Beyond Travis Scott's successful musical career, he is also responsible for some of the biggest Air Jordan 1 collaborations of all time with his Air Jordan 1 x Travis Scott franchise.
Travis Scott's relationship with Jordan Brand began back in 2017. In that time, the two have collaborated on numerous Jordan silhouettes. However, the Air Jordan 1 has always been the sneaker the two seem to revisit and who could blame them? Every time a pair of Travis Scott Jordan 1's releases they receive millions of raffle entries and sell out so quick that they fetch thousands on the aftermarket.
Since the initial release of the “Mocha” colorway, we’ve seen Scott and JB release 6 (soon-to-be 7) colorways across the Air Jordan 1 High and Air Jordan 1 Low. Leading up to the release of what is rumored to be his final Air Jordan 1 collaboration, the women's exclusive Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low Olive, we’ve gone back and taken a look at every collaboration (released and unreleased) between Travis Scott and Jordan Brand on the AJ 1.
Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 High
Though there were a few Travis Scott sneaker releases before his Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Mocha,” this sneaker genuinely thrust Scott into the upper echelon of sneaker fame. At the time, the AJ 1 was seeing a massive resurgence in popularity, and Scott’s ever-growing influence helped make this one of the most in-demand sneakers of the year. This sneaker also introduced us to his now iconic reverse Swoosh detail.
Adding even more fuel to the hype train that is Travis Scott, Nike tapped Hiroshi Fujiwara’s fragment design to the mix for an insanely hyped three-way collab on the AJ 1 High. Based on an original sample for the Jordan 1 from back in 1985, Fujiwara and Travis combine the two’s design details, like the reverse Swoosh for Scott and the blue hues from fragment for 2021s most in-demand sneaker.
Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Reverse Mocha” Sample
Spotted by paparazzi, Scott was rocking an unseen colorway of his collaborative Air Jordan 1 High that primarily featured hits of white. It came in the same colorblocking as his three-way collab with Fragment and Jordan Brand, yet featured mocha-shaded suede, like his OG AJ 1 release. To this day, the pair is rumored to be a 1-of-1 for Travis himself and likely will not see a retail release, though we hope that isn’t the case.
fragment design x Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Sample (F&F)
In the leadup to the release of his Fragment collaboration, Scott and Fujiwara were spotted rocking a sample pair that featured more hits of Fragment branding and a slightly different color scheme to the retail pair. Like the iconic AJ 1 “Fragment,” the lateral heel featured the Japanese label’s lighting bolt design and “Black Toe” colorblocking.
fragment design x Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Sample (Cream Sole)
While at first glance this pair of the fragment design x Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG may look like the retail version, the pair features a cream outsole to match the midsole's color. Compared to the retail version that utilized a blue outsole, this look is a "cleaner" version, however, the outsole would get dirtier much quicker compared to the retail.
Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low
In the months following his first AJ 1 High launch, Scott was often spotted rocking a special edition of the Air Jordan 1 Low. A direct reference to the high-top with some slight tweaks, the low-top came covered in mocha suede overlays with black as the base layer. The reverse Swoosh motif continued with the logo taking on a white finish, while co-branded details on the tongue and insole finished the design. This pair (alongside the fragment collab) is often regarded as Travis’ best work with Jordan Brand.
Alongside the ultra-limited Air Jordan 1 High, fragment design, Travis Scott, and Jordan Brand crafted a low-top rendition. Many preferred the look of this pair as it comes in a more traditional colorblocking, with its black overlays on the front half and hits of blue on the heel. Travis’ reverse Swoosh and fragment branding made this pair more sought-after than its high-top counterpart.
Travis Scott’s formula for mashing neutral shades with earth tones was executed perfectly on this Air Jordan 1 Low. Taking the color scheme of his original AJ 1 Low collab, Scott and Jordan flipped the script by adding white leather to the overlays and mocha-shaded nubuck to the underlays. Other details remained the same: Nike, Jordan, and Travis branding all received a university red makeover while the infamous reverse Swoosh was dressed in a sail hue. Arguably one of the most coveted sneakers of 2022.
While most Travis collaborations come in his favorite earthy tones, Jordan Brand and Scott created an all-black rendition called the “Phantom." Though all the nubuck panels come in black, white stitching details can be found throughout. We also saw a change to the branding with a butterfly (nodding to his daughter) embroidered on the heel. Many consider this to be Travis’ worst colorway of his Air Jordan collaborations, though the demand it garnered shows the public is thirsty for anything Scott puts his touch on.
Rumored to be the final Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low, the women’s exclusive “Olive” colorway (don’t worry big foot gang, they’re coming in extended sizes) takes elements from the “Reverse Mocha” and sample colorways across its design. White leather overlays shine due to the black nubuck base layer, while the laces and reverse Swoosh get doused in an olive hue. A great send-off if the rumors are true regarding this being Travis’ last AJ 1 Low collab.
Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Retro Low OG “Canvas” Sample
A highlight moment for Travis Scott’s career, Cactus Jack was able to perform at the 61st annual Grammy Awards. Although many applauded his performance, as this was just months after his highly-rated studio album Astroworld dropped, sneakerheads were glued to the pair he rocked on the stage. Many thought this canvas-constructed AJ 1 Low would see the light of day during this time, though it is highly likely these were 1-of-1s or early samples for what became later iterations of the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low.
fragment design x Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Retro Low OG Sample
Before launching the triple-branded fragment design x Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low, Hiroshi Fujiwara showcased a sample pair of the model. He was spotted rocking the pair courtside at an NBA game. The model has an almost all-white appearance with premium tumbled leather, while vibrant blue hits land on branding details like the reverse Swoosh, Nike Air text, and the heel tab. Fragment’s lightning bolt logo gets debossed into the heel. Rumored to be a 1-of-1, this pair will likely never leave Fujiwara’s closet.
Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Retro Low OG “White Phantom” Sample
Another pair spotted on the feet of Travis while he was performing. Fans in attendance at 2022’s Rolling Loud Miami were given a surprise appearance by Cactus Jack, who rocked a sample pair of collaborative AJ 1 Lows. This oddly similar pair resembles the “Olive” and “Reverse Mocha" colorways, featuring white leather overlays. Despite its black base, the sail Swoosh made it stand out. Unfortunately, this pair will remain a sample or was explicitly created for Travis and his F&F.
Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Retro Low OG “Olive” Utopia Sample
In the weeks leading up to the launch of the women’s exclusive Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Retro Low OG “Olive,” Scott was in attendance at the opening of Jordan Brand’s World Of Flight store in Shibuya, Japan. He was spotted with a sample pair of Js on his feet, of course. Keeping the same build as the previously mentioned sneaker, this Utopia-themed sample features World Of Flight branding, with Cactus Jack’s trident atop the logo on the lateral heel and swaps out the tongue tag to feature “Utopia” (the title of Travis’ upcoming fourth studio album).
Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Retro Low OG “Black Phantom” Canvas Sample
Canvas has never been utilized on any of the released Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 collabs, though this is the second known sample to include the material in its construction. Keeping things the same in color scheme, this “Black Phantom” sample takes the nubuck underlay and adds canvas. Compared to the released version, we can see that the color difference is noticeably visible thanks to the difference in material, though the canvas makes it seem a bit of a cheaper product.
Sail/Black-Dark Mocha-University Red
May 11, 2019
Black/Dark Mocha-University Red-Sail
July 20, 2019
July 21, 2022
December 15, 2022
April 26, 2023
August 11, 2021