Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Nike honoring Jackie Robinson with special edition sneaker

Nike is honoring the late Jackie Robinson with a special shoe. The sneaker is a special version of Ken Griffey Jr.'s signature sneaker.

Griffey Jr.'s sneaker, the Air Griffey Max 1, has a No. 24 on the ankle strap. The Robinson version has a No. 42 instead of Griffey Jr.'s number.

The sneaker will also have one of Robinson's iconic quotes written on it, "There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free."

No word yet on when the sneaker will be available, but a release date could be expected soon. Jackie Robinson Day is on April 15 so some are noting that would be an appropriate day to announce the release date, or make them available for purchase.


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