DRAKE UNRELEASED AIR JORDAN IV RETRO | PROTOTYPE/SAMPLE | SIZE 11
NIKE, NIKE AIR JORDAN IV, SIZE 11
Rubber, Leather, Cotton, Metal, Plastic. 2017
These exceptionally rare sneakers are an unreleased Drake promotional prototype/sample in a black, fire-red, wolf-grey and white colorway. It is notable that most Nike samples are produced in size 9 unless they are produced for a specific person. These shoes are a size 11, which is Drake’s size.
The sneakers themselves are brand new in their original box, factory-laced, and still have their original cardboard inserts inside. The box that comes with the shoes is also original, and has a Nike label that says ‘Air Jordan 4 Retro,’ and notes the official color and ship date – which is unusual.
The Air Jordan 4, one of the most popular models of Air Jordans was created by famed Nike designer Tinker Hatfield. It was the second Air Jordan model that Tinker designed and the second one to feature visible Air. The Air Jordan 4 originally came out in 1989 with 4 colors: white and cement grey, white black and red, off-white and military blue, and black and red (Bred).
This particular sneaker is a prototype for a so-far unreleased model, that is based on another unreleased prototype from 1989 featuring similar design elements. The shoes have spectacular details including an OVO Owl hiding behind the heel tabs, and OVO/6 God branding beneath the insoles.
Drake is a rapper, singer, and songwriter who is one of the best-selling musicians of all time with over 170 million records sold. He has won 4 Grammy Awards, 5 American Music Awards, 27 Billboard Music Awards, and has composed hits including One Dance, Hold On We’re Going Home, and Hotline Bling. Drake has a remarkable relationship with Nike, and recently filmed his music video for Laugh Now Cry Later at Nike World Headquarters.