Travis Scott x Nike Air Force 1 Low
Color: Multi-Color/Muted Bronze-Fossil
Style Code: CN2405-900
Release Date: November 16 2019
The upper presents a cobbled-together mix of shaggy suedes, rough canvases, and supple leathers, giving off a different aesthetic from each and every angle. Everything from tan to pink to navy blue to camo prints and more get a turn in the spotlight, while printed Cactus Jack detailing in abstract letters on the midfoot and heel let you know just whose shoes they are. The heel adds extra texture with a tan strap that’s secured by a gold button, and a two-piece sheath with a heavy-gauge gold zipper covers the tongue, using blue canvas on the medial side and black corduroy on the lateral side. A sail midsole with volt green stitching and gum outsole finalize the look.
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, an ode to Travis Scott’s Texas roots that encapsulates everything buzzing in contemporary streetwear.
The design blends the fabrics with burlap accents, a reference to farm product and a metonym for resilience and hard work. There’s an underlying characterization of hustle — keeping nose to grindstone — imbued in the shoe too. Scott’s personal Cactus Jack logos from tour merchandise meld with the textiles to form a biographical tableau.
Much of Scott’s youth was spent in Missouri City, Texas, and the small town is called out on the snaps at the shoe’s heel. The snaps are among several details that channel the styling of traditional work coats, along with the corduroy collar, heavy brass zippers and removable lace cover.