(CNN)Regardless of whether you stand or kneel in them, a pair of Air Drive 1 sneakers that Nike manufactured in collaboration with Colin Kaepernick hit the current market on Monday.
But you’re out of luck if you are seeking to buy by way of Nike’s site or as a result of the firm’s SNKRS app, simply because the footwear quickly sold out on the net. You might be in luck if merchants in close proximity to you have them in stock, although.
While Nike is a main companion of the NFL, the manufacturer manufactured the 32-calendar year-previous activist the deal with of an ad campaign for the firm’s 30th anniversary past calendar year, inspite of the point that Kaepernick has not played a snap in the NFL considering that 2016.
“Nike partnered with a collective of collaborators to layout an AF1 that connects to their lifestyle individually,” a Nike spokesperson tells CNN. “Colin was identified since we feel his voice and standpoint inspire many generations on and off the industry.”
The Air Drive 1 x Colin Kaepernick is designed generally of luxe black leather with the brand’s reflective swoosh emblem leading to a silhouette of Kaepernick’s head on the heel tab. Kaepernick’s brand is highlighted on the tongue.
The sneaker also has a not-so-subtle message with the date “08 fourteen sixteen” on the sole of the appropriate shoe, a Nike spokesman verified to CNN.
The day marks the very first time Kaepernick didn’t stand for the duration of the taking part in of the national anthem, in the course of a preseason activity in between the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers. He sat on the bench all through the performance right before that sport, and initial knelt during the countrywide anthem on September 1, 2016