On Tuesday, we noted how Barry Sanders had been cryptically posting videos of himself with puppies throughout the week. On Wednesday morning, we finally were given the reason for the delightful videos.
Sanders has partnered with Nike to release a replica of his 1997 Nike Air Zoom Turf Jet shoes that he worse during his NFL career. Yes, those puppies.
The new shoes have everything a nostalgic person could ever want. The velcro strap, the circus “LIONS” font, and the Honolulu Blue swirls all over it.
As a nice touch, Nike is releasing a limited amount of shoes for sale: 2,053—the exact number of rushing yards Sanders had in his best career year. Per Nike’s official press release, there are 250 pairs available to purchase now at the Ford Field Lions Team Shop and the rest will be available on Nike.com starting at kickoff on Thursday afternoon (12:30 p.m. ET).
The shoes retail for $150 online or $179 in person at Ford Field, according to Mlive.
Here’s what they look like.
Will you be one of only 2,053 fans to snag the Limited Edition @BarrySanders Nike Turf Jet?— Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 27, 2019
Available for purchase exclusively at The Stadium Collection at @FordField or on https://t.co/vGH8H3gNw5 beginning at 12:30pm ET tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/7zYCs50kKA
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