As of lately, it would have seemed that Brian Donnelly was all too busy working on the KAWS x Air Jordan 4, but apparently there is another project that he has been working on. Via his Instagram account, KAWS unveiled two brand new versions of his famous Companion figurine, one of which features a deconstructed look, with the character’s internal organs visible. Dubbed “BLUSH,” Brian collaborated with Shanghai’s Yuz Museum to produce these two figurines. While both his figurines and the KAWS x Air Jordan 4 have somewhat begun retailing, it turns out that he worked with Jordan Brand on another Air Jordan 4 sample as well.
Even though the global retail debut of the KAWS x Air Jordan 4 officially took place on March 31st, the sneaker will be available once again via lottery through the KAWSOne online store. Now that April 21st is here, sneakerheads can pay a visit to KAWSOne.com and register for the lottery there. While those who register will not be winning a pair of the KAWS x Air Jordan 4, they could end up winning an opportunity to grab a pair at a price of $350 if they have not already. An announcement of those who end up winning will be made on April 24th, 2017.
Sneakerheads would have probably not guessed that KAWS could have designed more than one Air Jordan iteration. Judging from the photo that shared on Twitter though, this seems to be the case. For the time being, it is merely a sample that is being referred to as the Air Jordan 4 “Black Suede.” While the construction appears to be the same, instead of Grey, its smooth suede uppers are dressed up in sleek Black. Considering that the KAWS x Air Jordan 4 iteration was tremendously successful, perhaps this rendition may also end up making it past the sample stage in the near future.
Thus, there may end up being another collaboration between Jordan Brand and KAWS somewhere down the line. Perhaps it may not join this year’s remaining Jordan releases 2017, but there could end up being another KAWS x Air Jordan 4 at some point in the future.
KAWS x Air Jordan 4 Black Suede Sample