'Red Tails' Jordans Fetch $5,000 At Black History Month Auction
Limited edition sneaker honors the Tuskegee Airmen
Last week in Portland, Oregeon, Nike hosted a special Black History Month event where rare sneakers and art were auctioned off for charity. Among the items featured was a 1-of-1 Air Jordan V 'Red Tails' sneaker.
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All sneakerheads already know that the Jordan V's design was inspired by the shape of a fighter jet. So for the 'Red Tails' edition the sneaker came in all grey (silver) with a red heel, to symbolize and honor the jets flown by the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II.
According to comedian and culture critic Narcel X who instagramed the shoes with his iPhone, the shoes are the only ones in existence and went for $5,000 at the auction.
Nike showed additional Black History Month love at the start of February by releasing their annual "Black History Month Pack" that features special versions of their more popular sneakers with kente cloth patterns. No word on what charities the profits benefit or what schools they are being funneled into.
And FYI, black people didn't start riots over any of these shoes that were supposedly made for "them."