In 2014, Jordan Brand teamed up with Drake and Macklemore for the release of custom and exclusive Air Jordan sneakers. Now, rumors have been spreading that Jordan Brand might be collaborating with Riff Raff, the rapper who has apparently been training to become a professional wrestler and join the WWE. However, 23 is Back readers should probably not take these rumors too seriously. The sneaker being referred to as the Air Jordan 5 “Riff Raff,” believed to have one of the 2015 Jordan release dates associated with it, could actually be a custom new jordans rather than an official colorway.
A couple of days ago, Riff Raff posted an image of a colorway of the Air Jordan, which he has referred to as “Aquaberry,” and the kicks have been the latest trend in the sneaker community. According to Riff Raff himself, Jordan Brand has indeed teamed up with him and that this Air Jordan 5 colorway will be hitting the shelves. However, even if the latter is true, Riff Raff is most likely trolling everyone because the fact of the matter is that Jordan Brand has not collaborated with him at all and the pair is actually a custom.
Perhaps the biggest indication that Jordan Brand is not really behind the release of this Air Jordan 5 sneaker is the apparent retail price of $750. No Air Jordan retro in history has ever retailed for such an outrageously high price. Second, another dead giveaway is the fact that the pink Jordan Jumpman that is visible on the sneaker’s heel appears to be painted on, which is not how Jordan Brand’s branding is usually applied. Third, Riff Raff claims this is going to be a limited-edition release, and will make its retail debut at retailers like Flight Club, which is actually a consignment shop rather than a retail store. Above all, Riff Raff is not really as popular as Drake and Macklemore just yet, so his partnership with Jordan Brand is nothing but a misinformation for now.
23 is Back readers are probably already surprised by the price point, which is definitely considerably more than what an average sneakerhead can afford, no matter how much they love their Air Jordan sneakers. So, it will be even more surprising to see who is actually going to cop this Air Jordan 5 “Aquaberry” or “Riff Raff” if actually does hit the shelves on one of the upcoming Jordan release dates 2015.
( via solecollector )