One trend in sneakers that will never go away (and shouldn’t), is brands working with entertainers, athletes, and celebrities. Sometimes that takes the form of partnerships like the recent DJ Khaled Air Jordans, and other times, it’s like the previously unseen samples you see here from nearly a decade ago.
Back in 2014, Nicki Minaj laced up a pair of Grade School-sized Air Jordan 6s for her Anaconda music video. In that same video, Drake was spotted in a pair of Air Jordan 3s that the world had never seen before. The track came from Minaj’s “The Pinkprint” album, which still to this day ranks as one of her best-selling albums. The video for Anaconda has racked up over one billion views on YouTube, which is proof that the companies like Jordan Brand know what they’re doing when it comes to product placement.
Fast forward to 2023, and thanks to English Sole, we have a look at a pair of Air Jordans made exclusively for Nicki Minaj and her circle of friends and family. “The Pinkprint” Air Jordan 6 Low features a white base with pink and purple gradient overlays. On the heel is a fingerprint with the scripted “The Pinkprint” that serves as a tribute to the album. It’s rumored that Jordan Brand made only 23 pairs of this shoe as a gift for Nicki Minaj and her crew to celebrate the success of the album. So, if you are ever lucky enough to get your hands on a pair, set the lights of your Sneaker Throne to pink and celebrate.