A sneaker that’s laced with history and designed to make waves, the Colin Kaepernick x Nike Air Force 1 Black pays homage to the American-footballer, famous for taking a knee during a pre-game performance of the national anthem in protest of brutality. An act that saw him blacklisted from the league and ultimately ended his career, Nike is defiantly teaming up with the sports star and offering him his very own iteration of their most famous silhouette.
The Colin Kaepernick x Nike Air Force 1 Black is accented with a gradient-detailed Swoosh that can also be found on the player’s favourite pair of Nike football cleats. The outsole on the right shoe is detailed with the date of which Kaepernick took a knee in protest – 14th August 2016 – and the heel is finished with a cartoon sketch of his face.
A sneaker that is undoubtedly imbued with the spirit of Kaepernick and the support of Nike, this sneaker is more than a functional shoe; it’s a political statement.
Due to drop on the 28th December, the Colin Kaepernick x Nike Air Force 1 Black is an absolute must-cop. Easy to style and effortless to look after, these sneakers cover every single base.