This Veterans Day, President Barack Obama celebrated the holiday at Arlington National Cemetery at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier taking part in a wreath-laying ceremony. A Veterans Day ceremony was also held at the National World War II Memorial where a lot of World War II veterans were present. Visitors also paid their respects to the soldiers who died during the Vietnam War, looking at the names of the casualties on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Jordan Brand has its own way of showing its support for veterans and they did so by making their signature athletes lace up in Air Jordan “Veterans Day” PE sneakers.
For the Veterans Day event, Bruce Rauner, the current Governor of Illinois, also attended a Breakfast to Veterans, where many Army veterans and Korean War veterans were present. As a part Veterans Day parade earlier that week, St. Joseph Cathedral School’s students were present, holding up flags and signs. Students from Saginaw Township’s Heritage High School in Michigan also planted 10,000 miniature flags on the school’s front lawn. A United States Army re-enlistment and swearing-in ceremony also took place in New York City for new enlistees where many veterans re-enlisted. Relatives of deceased veterans also visited their graves at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Sneakerheads probably recall having viewed the photo of Frank Kaminsky laced up in an Air Jordan 16 “Veterans Day” PE pair. That very pair apparently somehow surfaced on eBay along with some very detailed photos, which accompany this post. As can be seen, the suede uppers of this Air Jordan 16 iteration are primarily dressed up in Olive Green, while its mesh underlays and tongues are covered in multicolored desert camo patterns. The ankles also feature 3D “Jumpman” logos, the lace aglets are Gold-colored, and this sneaker is also equipped with Gum soles.
Sneakerheads will obviously not be able to cop a pair of this Air Jordan 16 “Veterans Day” PE since it is unlikely that it will be available on eBay again or elsewhere. However, they can look forward towards the return of the Air Jordan 16 OG “Midnight Navy,” which will happen on December 22nd and its retail price will be $250.
Air Jordan 16 “Veterans Day” PE