After getting no NFL offers, Colin Kaepernick had plenty of time to post about his signature shoe on social media.
In July, Nike cancelled their fourth of July patriotic shoe with the Betsy Ross flag on it because Colin Kaepernick advised them it was “offensive.”
The new Kaepernick shoe has an illustration of Kaepernick’s face on the back the same place where they Betsy Ross flag was on the custom Nike Air Max 1s were.
Dec 21st. Kaepernick tweeted:
Excited to share this project with you. Drops Monday, Dec. 23rd. #TrueTo7
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) December 21, 2019
Kaepernick has also been busy retweeting people who praise his shoe and posting more videos about shoe sellers donating sales of his shoe to “social justice” issues.
Good morning, everyone. More good news! @jimmyjazzstores has joined in & is donating the profits from the sale of my shoe for the benefit of the people. Go grab a pair from their NYC, ATL or Charlotte locations to support the movement. On sale today! #TrueTo7 pic.twitter.com/ewoYqpHeQK
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) December 23, 2019
Per CBS, a sneaker bearing the likeness of former NFL player Colin Kaepernick proved an instant hit among Nike customers, selling out not long after the company announced Monday that it was available for sale.
The Air Force 1 x Colin Kaepernick is no longer available after its release Monday in North America at Nike stores, select retailers and SNKRS, Nike said, declining to release sales figures.
The sneaker’s graphics include a portrait of Kaepernick, the former NFL player considered controversial in some sports quarters and a hero in others, especially among Nike’s.