Check Out Nicki Minaj’s Air Jordan 6 Low “Pinkprint” PE

Nicki Minaj’s 2014 album The Pinkprint is a classic from the Tens: it went 2x platinum thanks to hits like “Anaconda,” “Only” and bonus track “Truffle Butter,” and secured a spot on many a decade’s-end “best of” list. Any casual hip-hop fan knows of the album and its success, but a more hidden part of its overarching story has now been revealed in full: a Air Jordan 6 Low “Pinkprint” PE that Jordan Brand made for Minaj to help celebrate the album’s release and its accompanying tour.

The low-top Air Jordan 6 artfully encapsulates Minaj’s signature aesthetic at the time with vibrant neon purple and pink tones that are applied in gradient fade-style detail on the upper and are offset by white leather overlays. Other details include chromed-out lace toggles and icy pink soles, but the shoe’s most notable embellishments are provided by The Pinkprint-specific fingerprint graphics on both the heel and the insole. It’s reportedly limited to a scant 24 pairs, which were distributed to Minaj as well as her friends and family.

Minaj actually received several PE-style sneakers from Jordan Brand around the release of The Pinkprint. Before performing at 2015’s Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn, she took to her Instagram to tease a pair of “Pinkprint” Jordan Jasmines (a women’s-specific take on the Air Jordan 1 named after Michael Jordan’s daughter), and images of a silver, pink and purple Air Jordan 1 have made the rounds on the Internet in years past as well.

Unless you’ve got an amazing sneaker plug or a familial connection to Minaj, you’ll likely never get your hands on these — but you can enjoy a detailed set of images above thanks to English Sole.

To learn more about shoes that you actually can cop, be sure to check out the latest installment of Hypebeast’s weekly Best Footwear Drops list.

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