As Jordan Brand continues to team up with Travis Scott this year, many upcoming Air Jordan releases 2019 will feature “Cactus Jack” branding. As he joined Maroon 5 and fellow rapper Big Boi to perform during this year’s Super Bowl LIII halftime show, Travis Scott was laced up in a never-before-seen Air Jordan 6 “Cactus Jack” pair. Surprisingly, no surprise release via the Nike SNKRS app took place during the halftime show. Furthermore, Big Boi was rocking an Oregon Ducks-themed pair of the Air Jordan 3. Last but not least, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine was wearing Travis Scott’s own Air Jordan 1 “Cactus Jack,” which will be discussed below.
Having hit the shelves four times before, the Air Jordan 6 “Infrared” is returning once more amongst next month’s Air Jordan releases 2019. The Air Jordan 6 “Infrared” was the sneaker Michael Jordan was wearing when he led the Chicago Bulls towards their first NBA championship victory and it was that very year that Jordan Brand released it. Following its original retail debut, it was re–released thrice, once in 2000, then in 2010, and finally in 2014. The most recent re-release was a remastered editions and so far, it was closest to the original, in terms of accuracy and resemblance. Perhaps this year’s version will be even better.
This year’s Air Jordan releases 2019 will mark the retail debut of an Air Jordan 6 “Flint” inspired by a similar colorway from the past. The “Flint” is one of Jordan Brand’s most recognized and well-known colorways that dates back to February 14th, 1998 when it debuted on the Air Jordan 13. This Air Jordan 13 iteration was released three days before Michael Jordan’s 35th birthday and was dressed up in a combination of Carolina Blue, Flint Grey, Navy and White. It was retroed and then re–retroed in 2005 and 2010, respectively. However, the upcoming Air Jordan 6 colorway mentioned here is inspired by an entirely different “Flint” colorway.
Travis Scott is going to be collaborating with Jordan Brand once again to design one of next year‘s Air Jordan releases 2019. Ever since Drake allegedly parted ways with Jordan Brand, Travis Scott has become the face and leading representative of the brand from the world of hip hop. Travis Scott’s association with Jordan Brand was actually quite abrupt and it can all be traced back to when he unveiled the Jordan Trunner LX “Cactus Jack” on his Instagram profile (@travisscott) in July 2017. Travis Scott has been avidly collaborating with Jordan Brand in 2018 and it seems that he will continue doing so next year as well.
The Air Jordan 6 colorway initially believed to be inspired by Jimmy Butler will join this month’s Air Jordan releases 2018 before Christmas. Two months ago, the Air Jordan 6 was a part of Jordan Brand’s “Tinker Series” of Air Jordan Retro releases. This particular colorway drew inspiration from the Air Trainer SC II High that Tinker Hatfield designed back in 1991. It was dressed up in a combination of “White/Infrared 23–Neutral Grey–Obsidian.” This Air Jordan 6 “Tinker” made its retail debut on October 6th, 2018 at a price of $190. The upcoming Air Jordan 6 colorway you see here is dubbed “Diffused Blue.”
Aleali May‘s latest sneaker colorway, designed in collaboration with Jordan Brand, will be among next year’s Air Jordan releases 2019. Instead of playing with Barbies, Aleali May was more interested in Air Jordan sneakers when growing up during in early ‘90s in South Central Los Angeles. She was in elementary school when she was introduced to sneaker culture after receiving an Air Jordan 12 from her uncle. As a designer, influencer, model and stylist, she is credited for ushering the age of women’s exclusive sneakers. This year, Aleali also became the first female to collaborate with Jordan Brand and design her own colorway of the iconic Air Jordan 1.