2019 Jul 2, 9:32am
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Nike Inc. NKE -0.74% is yanking a U.S.A.-themed sneaker featuring an early American flag after NFL star-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick told the company it shouldn’t sell a shoe with a symbol that he and others consider offensive, according to people familiar with the matter.The sneaker giant created the Air Max 1 USA in celebration of the July Fourth holiday, and it was slated to go on sale this week. The heel of the shoe featured a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle, a design created during the American Revolution and commonly referred to as the Betsy Ross flag.[Related: Arizona governor pulls state aid for Nike plant over controversy]After shipping the shoes to retailers, Nike asked for them to be returned without explaining why, the people said. The shoes aren’t available on Nike’s own apps and websites.“Nike has chosen not to release the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July as it featured the old version of the American flag,” a Nike spokeswoman said.
think today if some company were to go all pro America, no apologies, no catering to lefties, all American flag, god and freedom. They'd have a huge market share overnight if their product was good.
Nike is a liberal company that employs wage slaves l(ike the rest of them) and gets more $ per sneaker by paying huge endorsements to famous athletes. I wish a pox on all of them but the problem is Nike always fit me perfectly, darnit.
clambo saysNike is a liberal company that employs wage slaves l(ike the rest of them) and gets more $ per sneaker by paying huge endorsements to famous athletes. I wish a pox on all of them but the problem is Nike always fit me perfectly, darnit.Try the New Balances that are USA made. They cost a bit more but are worth it.
Fortunately Nike iss on the moral high-ground here and say they no longer use child or slave labor. https://www.thecut.com/2018/09/nikes-colin-kaepernick-ad-raises-issues-of-workers-rights.html I mean they do pay workers in Viet Nam in 2001 earned the equivalent of $73.94 per month in 2014 U.S. dollars.
Kaepernick hates America
Notably in March 2017 Nike took a big step backward when it ceased allowing the independent NGO Workers Rights Consortium access to factories to check on labor standards.