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A Legendary WWF Wrestler Gets His Own Jordan Brand Sneaker

Submitted by on September 29, 2012 – 11:42 amOne Comment

So, I guess sneakers companies are just giving shoes to anyone now, huh? Just kidding! As it turns out, Jordan Brand is putting together a special WWF/WWE Pack that they’re going to be releasing later this year. The collection of shoes will feature a handful of different sneakers that have been created with different wrestling legends in mind. And, this is one of the first ones that we’ve seen so far.

It’s a Jordan Aero Flight, and it has been created for none other than Jake “The Snake” Roberts. As you probably know if you watched Jake “The Snake” back in the day—or as you could probably guess if you can read his name—Roberts was well-known for bringing his pet snakes into the ring with him before fights. So, Jordan Brand has created an Aero Flight that features faux snakeskin mixed into the Flywire panels of the sneakers. They’ve also included a Filbert nubuck upper, a grey tongue, and a blue lining that matches what Jake “The Snake” wore during his days as a WWF wrestler. They’re pretty simple—and people probably won’t know these are sneakers designed for a wrestler unless you tell them—but we like what the Jordan Brand has done here. It’s a good way to pay homage to a true wrestling legend.

The Jake “The Snake” Aero Flights are scheduled to drop next month through select Nike retailers for $120. And, they won’t be the only Jordan sneakers created for WWF/WWE wrestlers. Over the course of the next few months, we plan to see a few more, too. So, keep a close eye out for them.

What do you think about Jordan Brand teaming up with World Wrestling Entertainment to create sneakers? Is it a nice gesture—or do you think Jordan should continue focusing on “real” athletes in the future? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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