Back in 2008, when Kanye West and Nike were a match made in heaven, an Air Jordan VI sample was made as a tribute to Kanye’s late mother, Donda West.

The shoe never saw an official release and circulating images of the shoe are incredibly limited. Back in 2016, Don C gave everyone a look at the shoe, approximately two years after Kanye’s departure from Nike and the release of the Red Octobers. Now, thanks to the Jordan VI fan and collector @nikeairjordanvi, we have a more detailed look at the rare shoe sample, of which only 4 pairs are known to exist.

The “Donda West” takes the white Varsity Red color blocking, but adds a laser-etched rose vine pattern on the overlays and a matching rose on the toe box. The rose theme continues with embroideries of a rose on the heel and tongue, as well as the hook for West’s song “Roses” on the insole with another rose printed alongside his mother’s name.

Take a look at the rare 1 of 4 Air Jordan VI “Donda West” below and tell us how much you would’ve thirsted for them if they released.

Photo of the Jordan VI “Donda West” alongside the Just Don Jordan II “Beach”, courtesy of Don C.

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