The look — The black AF1 features a portrait of Kaepernick embroidered on the heel, his logo on the tongue, and a hang tag featuring his #7. Featuring a black-to-white gradient, the Swoosh is also reflective. Rounding out the design is a blue translucent midsole.
Despite the considerable noise generated by Kaepernick and Nike reaffirming their deal, little product has hit the market in the year and change since. Minimal long sleeve tees and jerseys hit the market, but this is the biggest (and best) release yet. Not only is it a sharp sneaker; it’s also a middle finger to the egg avatar crowd that called to boycott Nike for standing with Kap.
How can I cop? — The AF1 will hit the SNKRS app at 10 a.m. EST today in North America, as well as Nike stores and select retailers. A global release will follow, but the date has not been set. It doesn’t look like these will be too hard to purchase, as the early resale market is tame. Call that good news if the hypebeasts are skipping and freeing the way for Kaepernick’s supporters.