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Nike suspends Air Max 1 collaboration with Travis Scott

13:20, 16 November 2021
Nike suspends Air Max 1 collaboration with Travis Scott Photo: Daniel DeSlover/ZUMAPRESS.com/Global Look Press

The multinational company has delayed the release of the sneakers after the Astroworld Festival disaster which took the lives of ten concertgoers.

Nike has announced the postponement of their Air Max 1 x Cactus Jack sneaker collaboration with rapper Travis Scott after the Astroworld crowd crush in which ten people died and dozens of others were injured.

“Out of respect for everyone impacted by the tragic events at the Astroworld Festival, we are postponing the launch of the Air Max 1 x Cactus Jack,” Nike said in a short statement published on its website.

It wasn’t revealed when the sneakers can now be released and whether the company will do it. Initially, they were bound to appear on December 16.

Nike is not the first enterprise to suspend its partnership with Travis Scott. Earlier, Scott’s emote named after his song “Out West” was removed from Epic Games’ Fortnite.

The Astroworld crowd surge occurred on November 5 in Houston, Texas. Eight people were stomped to death after Scott had appeared on the stage accompanied by Drake and the mob started pushing towards them, while two other victims, 9-year-old Ezra Blount and A&M student Bharti Shahani, 22, died later in hospital.