NBC.com’s Jim Scott reports amongst those hoping to cash in on Barack Obama’s rise to the U.S. Presidency is Brooklyn resident Mitchell Rose, who’s flogging a pair of Obama-branded sneaks (link taken from Ball Don’t Lie). I don’t recall any Dick Cheney Signature Outdoorsman Actionware prior to GWB’s swearing in 8 years ago,but perhaps I was looking in the wrong section at Cabela’s.
Rose’s “Obama ’08” sneakers sell for $59.99 and come in white and black. The name “Obama” is stitched to the heel of the shoe, and the number 44 is stitched to the tongue in honor of the soon-to-be 44th President of the United States.
A rubber portrait of Obama’s face on a red background on the side of shoes, which were made in China.
Rose is selling the sneakers from his car in New York City, but he plans to head to Washington D.C. for Obama’s inauguration. The price of the sneakers will drop to $44.99 after the inauguration in honor of the 44th President.
The sneakers have mini boxing gloves stitched along the laces that glow in the dark.