Earlier this month, we got a glimpse of Travis Scott’s latest sneaker collab and after the success of his reimagining of the Air Force 1, the hype surrounding his next project is very real.
Shortly after the first leaked image, the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 Retro "Oilers" got a full reveal at Game 2 of Rockets-Timbrwolves where Rockets forward, and notable sneakerhead, P.J. Tucker wore them on the court. And sitting courtside, next to his girlfriend Kylie Jenner, was Scott in his own pair of the Jordan 4 "Oilers."
According to @py_rates (on Twitter and Instagram) the official release date for the sneakers will be June 23.
*LEAK ALERT*: The @Jumpman23 x @trvisXX Air Jordan 4 Retro ‘Oilers’ will be dropping on June 23rd. The pair was specifically made to mimic the Oilers colours. Will you be looking to cop a pair?Please RT & Follow for more info on future drops. #NoMoreSecrets 🏴 pic.twitter.com/vU8h2Agu4p
— py_rates (@py_rates) April 23, 2018
The shoes get their name and colors from the Houston Oilers’ Columbia blue uniforms. You may remember Texans defensive end J.J. Watt tweeting about them earlier this year.
Even though the Oilers left Houston and became the Tennessee Titans, Houstonians still love the iconic throwbacks and it’s easy to see why Scott, a Houston native, would choose the Columbia blues as the shoes inspiration.
The shoe is covered in a Columbia blue suede (if this is an "Oilers" shoe, that is the blue that is being used and I don’t care what anyone else says), has a red lining, and a black-speckled heel tab with more hits of Columbia blue.
On the heel of the shoe, you’ve got the "Cactus Jack" logo in red instead of a Jumpman or the classic Nike Air we’ve seen most recently on the 2018 Jordan 3s: Black Cement, Free throw Line, JTH NRG, and the Tinker 3’s.
In case you were wondering, "Cactus Jack" is one of Travis Scott’s nicknames and also the name of his label, Cactus Jack Records.
Browse through the photos above for a look at Scott in the Jordan 4 "Oilers" at Game 2 of Rockets-Timberwolves as well as his previous sneaker collaboration with Nike.