Why Nike Is Pulling Its July 4 'Betsy Ross Flag' Sneakers

July 2, 2019

Nike is nixing its "Betsy Ross flag" sneaker after Colin Kaepernick reportedly asked the company to reconsider the design, which he suggested some might find offensive. Boxes of the shoe, a Fourth of July design, had already been shipped out when Kaepernick intervened, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Nike then asked retailers to return the sneakers, saying they feature an "old" version of the American flag.

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