Grails of True to Sole: Travis Scott Air Jordan 1 High

Travis Scott is known 1000% even to sneakerheads whose musical tastes don't run along the hiphop/rap/trap lines. Because if you had to pick one sneaker artist who has had the biggest impact on the sneaker world in the last 2-3 years, it would be Travis Scott.

This one made the biggest impact

This Air Jordan 1 wasn't Travis' first Nike shoe, as it was preceded by two - quite similar - Air Force One and the blue Jordan IV - and on top of those, there are unreleased and F&F cw's. However, it was the high-top AJ1 that literally exploded the hype around.

Travis Jordan 1 Facts

The official name of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High 'Travis Scott'" colorway is SAIL/DARK MOCHA-UNIVERSITY RED,and it's Nike code is CD4487-100.

After five minor delays, it was officially released on May 11, 2019 for a retail price of $175.

Brown sneaker...?

Before the Travis fever, it would have been unlikely that a brown sneaker would have generated so much interest. The Houston rapper is known to be a fan of brown as a colour, which is how this high-top sneaker became the dominant colour with brown, white and black as complementary colours.

It's not an exaggeration to say that Travis has created a global fashion trend with this one, as interest in the AJ1 Dark Mocha has grown tremendously in 2020 due to the fact that it comes in a similar shade to the Travis AJ1.

You'll recognise it right away!

But let's get back to La Flame's famous sneaker: beyond the brown colour, the shoe's biggest distinguishing feature is that the black Nike ticking on the outer sides has been enlarged to a huge size, and even reversed.

The shoe is noticeably made of premium leather - watch out for the brown leather on the toe part!


A lot of small but interesting details on the shoe: a hidden pocket in the collar with Velcro, which can hold quite a lot ;) The heels have a Cactus Jack "straw man head" symbol, reflective "Cactus Jack" lettering on the sides of the shoes. The tongue also features a large vertical Cactus Jack label alongside the usual Nike Air label.

The outsole has also been browned, while the midsole has been given a slightly aged, bone-white shade.

With the shoe comes several replacement laces, in addition to the ""obligatory"" black and white, in red and even pale pink. Many people have taken to wearing their Travis Jordans with this pink lace - sometimes in half.

Would you like a pair?

The shoes can be admired in the grail vitrine of the True to Sole store in Budapest, and you can also order them from the webshop!

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