ESPN HIGHLIGHTS COLIN KAEPERNICK’S SNEAKER COLLECTION
Colin Kaepernick recently showed off his sneaker game on the ESPY Awards red carpet. The San Francisco 49er’s quarterback accepted his “Best Breakthrough Athlete” award dressed in a red blazer, blue pants and Versace red studded sneakers ($895). Kaepernick is among the professional athletes who have an affinity for footwear.
Why sneakers? Why the love affair with sneakers?
“For me, like one of the first things I look at when someone’s wearing something is like, what kind of kicks you got going on. Nobody wants to walk around having their kicks look raggedy. It throws the rest of the outfit off. It’s just a big part of the swag.”
The footballer provided an inside look at his massive shoe collection, which includes over 350 pairs of kicks. His Jordans are organized by number and each are displayed on top of their boxes. He cites the “He Got Game” sneakers as his favorite pair.
ESPN also followed Kaepernick as he went sneaker shopping. The trip ended with a $1946.49 price tag, after he checked out a secret stash of shoes in the back of the store. Check out the video footage below: