UPDATE: The release of the KAWS x Air Jordan 4 is only days away, and the select retailers stocking this limited colab have started to reveal themselves. One confirmed stockist is the UK's END. who have put their pairs up for grabs through their Launches raffle program, with winners to be drawn on March 31. Overkill will also have be selling this much-anticipated colab, though will be selling pairs in-store only through their Berlin boutique on the morning of March 31. We'll keep you posted on additional retailers, but expect this release to be anything but an easy cop!
The sneaker world erupted into a frenzy this past January when KAWS announced that he had official collaboration with Jordan Brand in the works. Speculation instantly followed as to what the union between the Jumpman and the Brooklyn-based artist – real name Brian Donnelly – would bring. Earlier this month we got our first look at the eagerly-awaited colab thanks to a couple sneaky leaks, but now we finally have an official look.
While lacking in colour, this special edition of the Air Jordan 4 is brimming with details. The upper is constructed entirely from premium grey suede – even replacing the AJ4's usual TPU components – which has been subtly embroidered all over with KAWS' Companion character. KAWS' signature 'XX' logo adorns the heel in place of the standard Jumpman or Nike Swoosh. Down below, more artwork can be found beneath the translucent outsole – which also glows in the dark. Additional KAWS branding and details can be found on the leather insole, hangtag behind the tongue, on the box and even on the lace tips – each printed with an 'X'.
The KAWS x Air Jordan 4 is tentatively set for release on March 31, but we'll keep you updated once they are set in stone. Either way, expect this release to be anything but an easy cop!
– Originally published March 10, 2017