From the moment rumors began about a “Raptors” colorway of the Air Jordan 4 releasing, the first thing people began to ask was whether or not the shoe was affiliated with Drake. According to these new images and new reports from py_rates, that was original idea.
The original design of the Air Jordan 4 Raptors was supposed to be the next Drake x Jordan Brand collaboration as this colorway is inspired by the Toronto Raptors, Drake’s home basketball team which he serves as global ambassador for. It is believed that this Air Jordan 4, along with the blue Cactus Jack pair that is a collaboration with rapper Travis Scott, were both intended to pay homage to their home teams using the, Travis Scott to the Houston Oilers and Drake to the Toronto Raptors.
In the images above we see a new version of the Air Jordan 4 Raptors which features Drake’s signature on the tongue in red along with a purple Jumpman. Next to it is the modified pair (that will be retail version) which now comes with a blacked out embossed suede Jumpman logo on the tongue. It is believed that the whole Drake collaboration was scrapped because Drake will be leaving Jordan Brand and will be joining adidas very soon.
Remember that the Air Jordan 4 NRG Raptors is currently expected to release on May 12th for $190. Click and bookmark our official Air Jordan 4 NRG Raptors hub page now for all imagery, full release details and how to buy online. Always keep it locked to KicksOnFire for the latest in sneaker news, release dates and where to purchase your favorite kicks.
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