Another Travis Scott x Air Jordan collaboration has come and gone. As expected, the "Cactus Jack" Air Jordan 6 quickly sold out on travisscott.com and through the Nike SNKRS app on Friday, but some of the rapper's biggest fans aren't happy with how things went down.
On Saturday, the fan account astro.travy posted a letter to Scott's management and Nike, pleading with them to find a way to get the collabs into the hands of "real fans." The basis of the complaint was that the sneakers are mostly being obtained by resellers, who then immediately resell them for increased prices online.
"They raise the price double or triple the amount, sell them, and keep the money they made," said the letter. "This process keeps the real fans from getting any shoes at any drop."
Scott's Air Jordan 6, which retailed for $250, is currently being sold on platforms such as StockX for an average price of $1,050. Even a toddler-sized variation, retail $60, is being flipped for $180 on average.
To the surprise of many, Scott himself popped up in the comment section of the aforementioned post and addressed the letter. "Ur voice won't go unheard," he said.
Scott's "Cactus Jack" collaborations with Nike and Jordan Brand are arguably the hottest releases among sneakerheads at the moment, with no signs of cooling down any time soon. His next shoe is expected to be a wild-looking Air Force 1 rumored for a November drop. Whether or not he'll have any influence over how his sneakers are sold moving forward remains to be seen, but he's at least acknowledged that the current system is flawed for some of his biggest supporters.