It pays to be a Travis Scott stan.
During a concert in Chicago on Wednesday night, the rapper gifted an audience member a pair of his unreleased Nike Sharkidons in a never-before-seen colorway, Hypebeast reported on Thursday. The lucky recipient had been given the mic to rap alongside Scott on “Lost Forever,” and he didn’t mess up a single lyric, which Scott thought deserved a little treat.
“They’re my favorite pair of shoes so don’t sell them,” Scott told the fan after handing over the sneakers.
In a photo shared by an official Scott fan page on X, formerly known as Twitter, we were able to get a closer look at the shoes: Both light and dark brown coloring is contrasted with off-white Nike Swooshes. The straps and rope laces are both finished in the same two hues, and the materials used include suede and corduroy.
Last year, Scott took to Instagram to show off the Sharkidons in the “Mocha” colorway, which featured mesh and leather plus cream accents and laces. It’s unclear when the kicks will become available for purchase, but Hypebeast expects them to drop in both patterns sometime this year.
This isn’t the rapper’s first time teaming up with Nike for his own sneaks. Back in 2019, he worked with the athletic apparel company on a pair of Air Jordan 1 High OG TS shoes, which sold out in just one morning, Bloomberg reported at the time. While those kicks were priced at just $175, the cost quickly jumped to as much as $1,000 on the resale market. And just last year, Scott debuted his first completely original sneaker with Jumpman and Nike, the “Cut the Check” shoe.
Over the years, Scott has been praised for his dedication to and appreciation for sneaker culture. “He often brings back older, hyped sneakers which helps educate new heads and remind the old heads,” Yu-Ming Wu, then the CMO of Stadium Goods, told GQ in 2020. “His love and respect for the industry is a big part of his sneaker cult following.”
The Sharkidons help continue that legacy, and the lucky fan at Scott’s Chicago show gets to show them off before anyone else.