Arguably the biggest collaboration of the year, KAWS and Air Jordan come together to introduce a new Air Jordan 4. Accompanied by an apparel collection as well, this shoe features a full Cool Grey suede upper that contains texture as well for a unique look. While lacking in colour, this special edition of the Air Jordan 4 is brimming with details. The upper is constructed entirely from premium grey suede – even replacing the AJ4’s usual TPU components – which has been subtly embroidered all over with KAWS’ Companion character. KAWS’ signature “XX” logo adorns the heel in place of the standard Jumpman or Nike Swoosh. Down below, more artwork can be found beneath the translucent outsole – which also glows in the dark. Additional KAWS branding and details can be found on the leather insole, hangtag behind the tongue, on the box and even on the lace tips – each printed with an “X”. Similarly Brooklyn-based, world-renowned artist KAWS started small — first cutting his teeth painting in local New Jersey train yards before building his reputation subverting advertisements in New York City and graduating to mounting full-scale solo shows at prestigious galleries and museums.