Release date: Unreleased
Retail price: N/A
The 'Splatter' Air Jordan 4 owns an untold history, a rare trait in a time where no ideas remain in the vault for long. It's based on an original 1989 sample colorway that never released and was rarely mentioned beyond collectors circles. Drake first showed them off in 2017, which made sneaker enthusiasts believe a release was imminent. Time passed, nothing happened, and that was the end of that. Fast forward to 2020 and an OVO-branded sample with the owl logo inside the heel tab and insoles bearing OVO/6 God markings landed in Soethby's auction of rare hip-hop items. The sneakers' selling price of over $32,000 means anyone interested in finally acquiring these may find continuing to wait for retro to hit retail the more economically feasible route.