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#15055864
Well, looks like Nike is making a fortune off Colin Kaepernick. They sold out of their Air Force 1 sneakers. They even have the date he stopped standing for the national anthem on each sneaker.

Allen Kim of CNN wrote: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, though.

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, despite the fact that 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."


Allen Kim of CNN wrote:The sneaker also 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 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


https://edition.cnn.com/2019/12/23/busi ... index.html

I wonder what Trump and his supporters would think about this?
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#15055870
I recently donated a bunch of old clothing to the local Goodwill.

On the shelves in their shoe department there were dozens and dozens of Nike footwear. I mentioned it to a clerk and he said that ever since Nike nixed the shoes with the Betsy Ross flag, Nike donations have skyrocketed. The downside, he said, is that nobody wants to buy Nike shoes...
#15055873
@BigSteve

They seem to be buying plenty of the brand new ones right now. Let me guess, it was probably mostly WHITE people who turned in their Nike shoes, but it didn't do anything to dent the sales of Nike. Nike don't make money off sales at Goodwill anyway. I guess white people will just have to SUCK IT UP and DEAL WITH IT much like black people had to DEAL with the confederate statues being shoved in their faces down south to remind them that white folks were still in charge.
#15055874
Politics_Observer wrote:@BigSteve

They seem to be buying plenty of the brand new ones right now. Let me guess, it was probably mostly WHITE people who turned in their Nike shoes, but it didn't do anything to dent the sales of Nike. Nike don't make money off sales at Goodwill anyway. I guess white people will just have to SUCK IT UP and DEAL WITH IT much like black people had to DEAL with the confederate statues being shoved in their faces down south to remind them that white folks were still in charge.


Interesting that you feel you needed to inject race into this.

How stupid.

What, exactly, do white people have to "deal" with?

That piece of shit Kaepernick still isn't in the NFL, and I vastly prefer Merrell's over Nike...
#15055877
I hope Kaepernick makes a fortune, just to spite all the awful pieces of shit who found him protesting against police brutality towards backs(a most definite race issue), a big deal.

Admin edit: Rule 16

I prefer Converse shoes, myself, but I'd buy Nikes if I knew it'd piss off some racist twat. :D
#15055878
@BigSteve

I just found it interesting that despite all these shoes being turned in to the Goodwill store in your area that Nike seems to still be doing well. I can only surmize that it's probably white people turning in their shoes. It's probably mostly Trump supporting white people turning in their shoes but their lack of support for Nike is not enough to dent their sales. I think Nike knew what they were doing when they took on Colin Kaepernick's face for their shoes. They are making plenty of money and I know Trump supporting white people would like to see Nike fail. And the fact that Nike is succeeding while using Colin Kaepernick as the face of Nike is what racist and Trump supporting white folks have to DEAL with.
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#15055880
Godstud wrote:I hope Kaepernick makes a fortune, just to spite all the awful pieces of shit who found him protesting against police brutality towards backs(a most definite race issue), a big deal.


Actually, pretty much everyone sees it as a big deal. The only difference is which side of the fence people are on...

But @BigSteve, what does Bob think of it?


I honestly have no idea what the fuck you're talking about...

I prefer Converse shoes, myself, but I'd buy Nikes if I knew it'd piss off some racist twat. :D


See, whites (the people you're referring to as "racist") honestly don't give a fuck if people spend their money on Nike brand shoes.

I merely commented that the local Goodwill couldn't get rid of the ones they have. They said even homeless people don't want them...
#15055882
Politics_Observer wrote:@BigSteve

I just found it interesting that despite all these shoes being turned in to the Goodwill store in your area that Nike seems to still be doing well. I can only surmize that it's probably white people turning in their shoes. It's probably mostly Trump supporting white people turning in their shoes but their lack of support for Nike is not enough to dent their sales. I think Nike knew what they were doing when they took on Colin Kaepernick's face for their shoes. They are making plenty of money and I know Trump supporting white people would like to see Nike fail. And the fact that Nike is succeeding while using Colin Kaepernick as the face of Nike is what racist and Trump supporting white folks have to DEAL with.


I don't know of anyone who wants Nike to fail, but nice try at generalizing with a stupid premise.

The HMFWIC at Nike aren't stupid. The funny part is that blacks don't seem to understand what Nike is doing. Yes, Nike is making a shit-ton of money with Kaepernick on board. That's because they're exploiting the shit out of him, because they know that the Kaepernick faithful; largely a black demographic, will do whatever they need to in order to drop $200 on a pair of shoes which cost Nike $3.50 to make...
#15056230
White people are the most fragile beings to ever walk the earth. How pathetic can a race be when all of them are owned every time someone buys a pair of shoes? Lmao.

ImageThe black man won't stand! I'm going to burn my possessions in protest because, for me, political involvement is based purely on consumer choices! Make the black man stand, Nike! A bloo bloo bloo!
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