The athlete and activist shared a look at his upcoming sneakers on social media today with a video. Kaepernick was posing in the new shoes, with the caption: “Excited to share this project with you. Drops Monday, Dec. 23rd. #TrueTo7.”
The long-awaited shoes are set to retail for $110 in adult sizing, while toddler sizes will sell for $65 and kids sizing will sell for $75. They will be released in North America at Nike stores, at select retailers and via the SNKRS app.
#TrueTo7 is an homage to his former jersey number and is also featured on a hangtag on the shoe. The low-top sneaker features a black suede and leather upper with a gradient black-to-white leather Swoosh contrasting with the tonal appearance.
An embroidered caricature of the former NFL quarterback is emblazoned onto white leather heel panels along with “K” branding on the tongue. Finishing the look is a white midsole and a translucent outsole. Printed on the outsole of the right shoe is “08 14 16” (Aug. 14, 2016), the date Kaepernick first knelt to protest police brutality.
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