President Obama Gets His Own Customized Air Jordan Spizikes
Now, we’ve seen it all! Never (ever!) did we think we’d see President Barack Obama standing next to Spike Lee and holding a pair of customized Air Jordan Spizikes. But, at an event for the President the other night that featured appearances from the famed director as well as Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, Spike presented the President with his very own pair of customized Spizikes—ordered especially for the Prez by Michael Jordan. Because President Obama is a huge Chicago Bulls fan, he had them customized in a Bulls colorway. The Spizikes that he’s pictured with are also customized and are designed in a New York Knicks colorway. They may not agree on teams, but they both look like they agree on the fact that their Spizikes are dope.
So, will the President actually ever get around to wearing his Spizikes? Hmmm…We’re not 100 percent sure about this, but we don’t think the President’s got a pair of Wranglers in his closet that would go well with these. We also hope he realizes just how rare the sneakers he just got are. At a place like Flight Club NYC, these could easily fetch…oh, who are we kidding? If you get your hands on a pair of Obama Spizikes, you do not sell them. We repeat: You do NOT sell them.
Well played, though, Spike. We’re sure that there’s some sort of criticism that could come out of this photo—why is President Obama endorsing Nike?!—but we love the fact that the President of the United States of America is cool enough to pose for a shot with you and a pair of sneakers. We’ll be on the lookout for these on the President’s feet sometime in 2012.