STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Colin Kaepernick's Air Force 1 sneakers with a not-so-subtle message sold out online

Whether you stand or kneel in them, a pair of Air Force 1 sneakers that Nike made in collaboration with Colin Kaepernick hit the market on Monday.But...

Posted: Dec 24, 2019 10:57 AM
Updated: Dec 24, 2019 12:00 PM

Whether you stand or kneel in them, a pair of Air Force 1 sneakers that Nike made in collaboration with Colin Kaepernick hit the market on Monday.

But you're out of luck if you're trying to order through Nike's website or through the company's SNKRS app, because the shoes quickly sold out online. You may be in luck if stores near you have them in stock.

While Nike is a major partner of the NFL, the brand made the 32-year-old activist the face of an ad campaign for the company's 30th anniversary last year, even though Kaepernick has not played a snap in the NFL since 2016.

'Nike partnered with a collective of collaborators to design an AF1 that connects to their life personally,' a Nike spokesperson tells CNN. 'Colin was identified because we believe his voice and perspective inspire many generations on and off the field.'

The Air Force 1 x Colin Kaepernick is made primarily of luxe black leather with the brand's reflective swoosh logo leading to a silhouette of Kaepernick's head on the heel tab. Kaepernick's logo is featured on the tongue.

The sneaker has a not-so-subtle message with the date '08 14 16' on the sole of the right shoe. A Nike spokesman confirmed to CNN the placement of the date on the sole.

The date marks the first time Kaepernick didn't stand during the playing of the national anthem, during a preseason game between the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers. He sat on the bench during the performance before that game, and first knelt during the national anthem on September 1, 2016.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 420860

Reported Deaths: 32774
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City22783223580
Suffolk437861998
Nassau436552194
Westchester362051447
Rockland13942674
Orange11159491
Erie8904671
Monroe4956285
Dutchess4607153
Onondaga3576200
Albany2595128
Oneida2146115
Ulster206292
Niagara149898
Sullivan148948
Putnam144963
Broome112669
Schenectady105837
Rensselaer76530
Saratoga75717
Columbia54037
Madison41217
Ontario36034
Warren30833
Orleans29854
Steuben29842
Fulton29624
Greene29218
Genesee2775
Herkimer2744
St. Lawrence2634
Washington25914
Chautauqua2539
Oswego2533
Wayne2503
Tompkins2340
Chenango2166
Tioga19325
Livingston1768
Montgomery1764
Chemung1713
Cattaraugus1656
Cayuga1522
Jefferson1420
Clinton1274
Wyoming1185
Otsego1165
Delaware1054
Cortland950
Seneca893
Allegany791
Schoharie690
Yates577
Essex550
Franklin540
Lewis410
Schuyler220
Hamilton80
Unassigned00
Utica
Overcast
68° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 68°
Oneonta
Scattered Clouds
63° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 63°
Herkimer
Overcast
68° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 68°
Thendara
Overcast
68° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 68°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
Ask EPLC Sweepstakes
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Senior Send-Off brought to you by Herkimer College
WKTV Golf Card - Under 150 left