Travis Scott caused Nikes site to go down

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (10101166dg) Travis Scott performs a medley at the 61st annual Grammy Awards, in Los Angeles 61st Annual Grammy Awards - Show, Los Angeles, USA - 10 Feb 2019

It wasn’t just his electrifying performance that had people talking about Travis Scott at this year’s Grammy Awards: It was also his choice of footwear. The rapper, who took the stage with James Blake and members of Earth, Wind and Fire for a medley of “Stop Trying to Be God” and “No Bystanders,” off his Grammy-nominated album, Astroworld, debuted a pair of previously-unseen Jordan 1 sneakers, that had the internet buzzing.

Eagle-eyed viewers spotted Scott performing in a fresh pair of black and olive kicks, which appear to be an updated version of the classic Air Jordan 1 Low silhouette (see similar models here). Not content to show and not tell, Scott also surprise-released a new pair of shoes on Nike’s SNKRS website during his Grammy’s performance. Part of an ongoing partnership with Nike, the Travis Scott x Jordan 1 “Cactus Jack” sneakers immediately sold out and even caused Nike’s site to go down for a few minutes due to overwhelming traffic and demand.

The new Jordan 1 high-tops feature a reverse swoosh design set on off-white leather, with brown nubuck trim. Design details include a hidden stash pocket at the ankle, a gradient sole, and the “Cactus Jack” logo embossed onto the side of each shoe. (“Cactus Jack” is the name of Scott’s record label, which the artist launched in 2016).

If you didn’t get your hands on the new kicks, they’re already being listed on re-sale sites like Flight Club, though they’re going for over $2,700. Nike’s website also has similar styles for both men and women starting at $100 (shop here).

You’ll also have another chance to score the shoes this spring: a wider release of the Jordan 1 “Cactus Jack” sneakers is reportedly set to take place in April. Retail price for the shoe is $175. As for the pair that Scott sported on stage, Nike hasn’t said whether this will be an official sneaker release or if it was just a one-off designed for Scott’s performance.

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