Next week, one of the more talked-about Air Jordan Retro releases of 2018 will officially hit stores. While the shoes itself are a very straightforward colorway treatment inspired by the Toronto Raptors, the origin of the concept is a bit controversial as it traces back to Drake, the Toronto-based superstar that was set to jump ship from Jumpman into the hands of adidas. However, the beef with Pusha-T and the release of the seething diss-track titled “The Story of Adidon” led to some insurmountable tension between Champagne Papi and two of adidas’ most valuable partners in the entertainment industry, causing a chain reaction of events that led to the Canadian crooner wearing Air Jordans in his most recently revealed music video. Still, there was never any official announcement by Drake or adidas regarding a partnership, but based on recent events, it looks apparent that the deal that never happened will never happen.
That said, this upcoming release of the Air Jordan 4 “Raptors” will have even more ties to its hometown hero, so only time will tell just how Jordan Brand will tell the story behind this pair of Air Jordan shoes. Below is a list of shops that will release the Raptor Jordan 4s on August 18th, so check the list and stay tuned for updates. Photos courtesy of Titolo.
Air Jordan 4 Raptors
Release Date: August 18th, 2018
Color: Black/University Red-Court Purple
Style Code: AQ3816-056
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Where to Buy Air Jordan 4 “Raptors”
Where To Buy Air Jordan 4 “Raptors””
- Foot Locker10 AM ET
- Footaction10 AM ET
- Finish Line10 AM ET
- Size?10 AM ET
- Luisa Via Roma2 PM CEST/8 AM ET
- Nike SNKRS10 AM ET
- Nike SNEAKRS UK8 AM BST/3am ET
- Nike SNEAKRS FR9 AM CET/3am ET
- Nike SNEAKRS DE9 AM CET/3am ET
- Nike SNEAKRS NL9 AM CET/3am ET
- Nike SNEAKRS IT9 AM CET/3am ET
- Nike SNEAKRS BE9 AM CET/3am ET
- BSTN9am CEST/3am ET
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