Kaws. A street art legend. A man who started out painting trains and adding his special touch to billboards and ads in and around New York City, and now has works (including giant sculptures) displayed in museums around the world. A man who’s tremendously important to street culture as a whole, and has collaborated with everyone from Supreme to Bape as well as had his own brand, Original Fake. Yeah, he’s a big deal.
And he just might be collaborating with Jordan Brand. Images of what appears to be a Kaws-branded Jordan IV sole hit the Internet yesterday, and needless to say, the sneaker world is rife with speculation. Is this a sample, or will it be released? What’s the colorway like? How many pairs will be available?
There’s a lot of guesswork to be done, but one thing that we already know is that if this collab is indeed real, it should be an absolute banger. Kaws’s past footwear collaborations with Bape and Nike are incredibly rare and valuable … and there’s no reason that it won’t be the same way with these Jordans if they do in fact release.
Nike needs to win back some cool points from Adidas, and partnering with a legend like Kaws is a great way to do that. We don’t know exactly what’s going on yet … but you already know that we’ll be watching closely, and bringing you updates as they roll out. Let’s hope these see a retail release!
What do you think of the potential Jordan x Kaws collaboration? Do you think it’s actually going down, or that these are just samples that won’t see the light of day? What’s your favorite piece of Kaws’s artwork? Hit us up and let us know in the comments or on Twitter, check our Facebook page for daily updates, and, as always, be sure to follow us on Instagram for all the fire sneaker pictures you can handle.