After Nikecanceled the release of this year’s Independence Day Air Max 1 following Colin Kaepernick’s reported intervention, the scandalous sneaker was reselling for upward of $2,000 on StockX before the resell platform pulled it from its site. Former NFL quarterback Kaepernick was said to have disapproved of Nike releasing a shoe carrying the 13-star, Revolutionary War-era “Betsy Ross flag,” linking it to the period of slavery in the United States.
In a tweet (below), new StockX CEO Scott Cutler wrote, “We have decided to remove the Nike Air Max 1 USA from our site today and prohibit any further sales of this item on @StockX as the sale of this product on our platform does not align with our value system.”
Although the sneaker has now been removed from StockX, earlier reports suggested that more than a dozen pairs were sold for over $1,000, with some even going for as much as $3,000. The screenshot below shows the sneaker’s StockX landing page before it was removed.
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