He took to Instagram yesterday to show off a pair of his OVO Air Jordan 10’s made of what he says is solid 24k gold:
While we were all counting our pennies after a spendy weekend thanks to some incredible releases, Drake was stunting on all of us with his new glistening gold kicks.
@msenna @jumpman23 #SolidGold #24K #TheseAreNotToWear
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Through Instagram we learned this pair is a commission from multidisciplinary artist Matthew Senna, who does a lot of work with fine metals, casting sneakers, roses, ski masks, and other objects out of gold and brass for people like Post Malone, while rubbing shoulders with Victor Cruz and Motofumi “Poggy” Kogi.
On his Instagram, Senna released some very clean images:
#studyOVO 1/1 24k Gold OVO 10 commission for @champagnepapi #sennamade #theseweigh100pounds @cinco.studio
But of course Drake had to take his own for the ‘gram:
Solid Gold OVO 10’s @jumpman23 #SennaMade #TheseWeigh100Pounds
The gold pair makes sense (you know…sorta). The Toronto rapper’s ongoing collaboration with Jordan Brand has been wildly successful, with his white 10s selling out last September and a black colorway doing the same in February. Jordan is constantly making unique pairs just for the rapper’s own delight, and fans are eager to see what else will be made available to the public.
Now if we put on our dweeb glasses for just a second, we just want to make sure you don’t lose your mind over the hashtags. Senna included “#theseweigh100pounds,” which in terms of swag they certainly do—but maybe not in actual mass.
#studyOVO 1/1 for señor @champagnepapi #sennamade #theseweigh100pounds @cinco.studio
100 pounds of gold is about 4 ingots (aka gold bars). Taking a highly unscientific look at the photos, we’re not sure that Drake’s Js are that big or heavy. If they were, though, the current street value (assuming 24K gold) is around $2 million just for the metal itself. Add to that the value of the original OVO pair destroyed in the fabrication process and Senna’s labor, and they might bump Nick Cannon’s “America’s Got Talent” record-setting kicks off their pedestal.
Drake was sure to include his own hashtag #TheseAreNotToWear. Let’s hope he keeps that promise.