Like many artists apart of the hyped music scene, Travis Scott is the proud owner and purveyor of fashion label, Cactus Jack. Immortalising his own personal style into a series of street merch silhouettes including hoodies, t-shirts and beanies, in recent years Scott has also become a regular collaborator with Nike. Continuing his sell out success with the sporting powerhouse, the rapping mogul has taken his gritty aesthetic to the ever-popular Nike Air Force 1.
Hailing from Missouri City, Texas, the Astro World artist has drawn from his southern roots for kicks that encapsulate trending aesthetics in contemporary streetwear. Camouflage, corduroy, duck canvas, flannel, leather, suede and wool are all sturdy materials associated with hard-wearing, tough products. Mixed together, these form the primary canvas for the Nike Air Force 1 x Cactus Jack. The forthcoming release blends the fabrics with burlap accents, a reference to farm product and a metonym for resilience and hard work. There’s an underlying characterisation of hustle — keeping nose to grindstone — imbued in the shoe too. Creating an ode to the small town Scott spent much of his childhood, it can be found as a hero detail on the snaps at the shoe’s heel. The snaps are among several design cues that channel the styling of traditional work coats, along with the corduroy collar, heavy brass zippers and removable lace cover.
To finish off the Air Force 1 iteration, Cactus Jack co-branding can be found emblazoned in several positions across the shoe. Luckily for sneaker heads Down Under, you can cop the collaboration locally. Slated to drop on November 16 and retailing for $230 AUD, shop the style from Supply, here. Check a closer look at the collaboration below.