Drake’s Air Jordan 4 surprised released this weekend via the Nike SNKRS app and no one saw it coming. Although it is a nod to the Toronto Raptors NBA Finals appearance, many thought the shoe would never be released due to the dramatic timeline it has been a part of.
If you have stayed up to date on sneaker news for the past year or so you’ll likely remember the drama between Drake, Jordan Brand and adidas. If you haven’t and did not even know about the drama you’re in for a huge treat. Drake and Jordan have been long term partners when it comes to joining forces for collaboratory sneakers. Early last year Drake’s contract was up for an extension with JB and the two were struggling on meeting to terms with a new one. Rumors started flying around and Drake started talking about joining adidas. He quickly began wearing Ultra Boosts and other adidas models courtside at basketball games or wherever he was going. It even was confirmed by Yeezy Mafia that he had joined The Brand with The Three Stripes and the announcement was just waiting to happen. Not to mention this was happening all while Drake’s Air Jordan 4 “Raptors” had surfaced online. Many wondered if the Jordan 4 would see a release and what would happen to it since Drake was leaving the Jordan team.