If Robert Kraft is looking to acquire another pair of Air Force 1’s, the Patriots owner doesn’t need to look far and wide.
Nike announced on Wednesday that the company has produced a special edition sneaker that was manufactured using footballs from Super Bowl LI. According to the press release, the one-of-a-kind model was created “to honor the New England Patriots’ victory” and the “greatest comeback” on that stage in league history.
Nike used two game-used balls for the body of the shoe, and the laces are, in fact, laces from the footballs as well. The Super Bowl LI logo is located near the toe of the sneaker, while the Patriots’ insignia is on the center of the heal. The game details, including the two participating teams and the stadium location, are also along the heel.
The sneaker will not be for sale, but instead auctioned off by the Patriots to raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Boston. Until then, it will be on display in The Hall at Patriot Place on October 20 and 21, before moving to Gillette Stadium for the rematch between New England and Atlanta.
Nike makes an Air Force 1 using game-used footballs to commemorate Patriots Super Bowl LI comeback, only pair to be auctioned by Pats pic.twitter.com/And94qgjue
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 19, 2017