Colin Kaepernick may not have an NFL team to play for, but his diehard fans are looking forward to next month’s release of his new Nike sneaker.
Just in time for the holidays, Kap’s highly anticipated sneaker will be released in December and is already creating buzz. The sneaker is part of the endorsement deal Kaepernick has with Nike and is slated for a nationwide release, according to Yahoo.
Get your coins ready: If the new sneaker is anything like Kaepernick’s “Icon” jersey that came out in February, we can count on it selling out like hotcakes. The Icon jersey, which originally retailed for $150 but now sells from second-hand sources for more than $300, sold out online in just hours.
Eric Reid, the Carolina Panthers safety who posted the photo of the sneakers and a Kap jersey to IG, said no one should have any doubt who he’s repping “Game day fit You already know #ImwithKap y’all see the kicks,” Reid posted. Several people responded to the photo and caption with the Black power fist emoji.
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The sneaker is reportedly low-top, black and white and features the letter “K” in the tongue and a headshot of Kap on the back. Kap himself first premiered the new kicks last week during his Atlanta football tryouts.
Yahoo sources say it’s unclear how many Kap sneakers Nike would release this go around, but the sneakers reportedly required Nike to increase production to meet anticipated demand.
Kaepernick signed an endorsement deal with Nike just over a year ago.
The move was controversial for Nike initially, with people boycotting the brand, but increased sales figures have shown that the move was the right one for the company. The amplified platform appears to also have been a good move for Kap.
So far, Kap has done a hit commercial for Nike where he utters: “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”