Nike has postponed the release of their upcoming Air Max 1 x Cactus Jack sneaker collaboration with Travis Scott, reports Rolling Stone. The decision to postpone the December 16 launch was announced on Monday shortly after the 10th person to die after Scott's Astroworld festival was named. Ezra Blount, a nine-year-old who was attending the Houston event with his father, died last weekend.
"Out of respect for everyone who was affected by the tragic events at the Astroworld Festival, we are postponing the introduction of the Air Max 1 x Cactus Jack," Nike said on Monday in a post in its SNKRS app.
9-year-old boy becomes 10th confirmed Astroworld fatality
In addition to the 10 confirmed deaths, hundreds more were injured at Astroworld, which took place on November 6th. Blount's family is among the many contestants who have filed legal action against Scott and Astroworld promoters Live Nation and ScoreMore. Scott has already refunded fans who bought tickets to the festival and offered to pay for the funeral of the deceased, and has partnered with BetterHelp to offer fans free therapy sessions.