Nike Cancels American Flag Sneaker After Colin Kaepernick Complains

According to the Wall Street Journal, Nike is reportedly canceling a sneaker design that featured an American flag from the late 18th century.

“Nike has chosen not to release the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July as it featured an old version of the American flag.”

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Although the new sneaker design has already been delivered to retailers, Nike is demanding that stores return it back to the company following a complaint from Colin Kaepernick. The WSJ suggests that Kaepernick and others were offended by the design.

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According to sneakernews.com, the shoe was set to be released Monday for $140. The website features a design of the American flag with 13 stars and 13 stripes, which was used in the United States from 1776 to 1795.

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Nike has also been in the process of removing other products, such as an Air Force I sneaker after outrage from an indigenous group in Panama. Colin Kaepernick has yet to publicly comment on the story.

 

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