After imagery of Air Jordan 4 “Raptors” surfaced without Drake’s signature, speculation ran rampant that the model was proof of Drake‘s jump to adidas. However, we now have a look at official imagery of the sneakers with Drake’s handwritten scrawl replacing the “Flight” branding on the tongue. This indicates that the shoe really was created for the rapper, though it doesn’t offer any substantial proof whether or not Drake is making the jump from Jordan. Otherwise, these are the clearest images yet of the much-anticipated sneaker, with Raptors team colors informing the suede, plastic and rubber detailing seen throughout, and speckles elevating the purple midsole.
Stay tuned for news on the shoe’s release date, theorized to be some time in the early summer.