Recognizing the four-year anniversary of the first time Colin Kaepernick knelt on an NFL sideline to raise awareness around the issues of racism and police brutality, Nike debuted a limited edition “True to 7” jersey along with a dope pair of Air Force 1s.
The jersey is fashioned with Kaep’s signature number 7 on the front and back as well as an italic “K” on the front collar; the standout elements of the kicks are a black to white gradient print on the Swoosh and a light blue, translucent sole.
On the heel tab lies a portrait of Kaep and his afro and the leather tongue displays a “K” similar to the one found on the jersey. You can try your best to cop these during the upcoming holiday season (December 23).
In a brief yet powerful Instagram post, Kaepernick recalled the day “that the number on my jersey would come to represent something greater than football, something greater than me.”
He continued, “Since then, the number 7 jersey has become a symbol for advancing the liberation and well-being of Black & Brown communities. Thank you for staying True.”
One of the many things it came to represent is apparently a coveted style for football enthusiasts and hypebeasts, as the top was swiped from Nike’s SNKRS app in a matter of seconds on Thursday morning.
LeBron James flexed his athlete access when he previewed the “True to 7” look ahead of his Lakers’ huge Game 5 win over the Rockets.