Air Jordan Spizikes: Nike Gets Presidential in Spizikes Ode to Obama

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 19, 2012

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 10:  US President Barack Obama sits with Navy Midshipmen while watching the112th annual Army-Navy Game at FedEx Field on December 10, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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The latest Spizikes from Nike are sure to be a memorable installation as they commemorate President Obama in what is a Presidential level success. 

Spike Lee took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon and released news that the latest Air Jordan Spizikes were indeed here, and they were truly special. 

And here is the photo that accompanied the tweet. 

As you can see, nothing was spared going into the latest edition of Spizikes. With that, let's break down what we know about the commemorative sneakers and breakdown their swagger appeal. 

Just the Facts

The YFrog feed has some facts of note to follow. Lee issues that these shows come in a wood ingrained box which is just the right touch for such a special edition. More details will come shortly I am sure. 


The Obamas are certainly colorful, but more importantly vibrant. The bright red laces and touch of bright blue are the perfect accents to set these sneakers apart from other shoes, and even other Spizikes released. 

Adding black, white and gray may have proved too much for the shoes, but Nike fits it around the shoe just fine. I really wish we could see what the outsole looks like. 

Grade: A


The swagger on these shoes is off the charts. Forget, for a moment, that they look like sneakers that you would feel great flaunting on the street. 

The fact that they also come in a box adorned with a presidential seal and are Jordan's nod to Obama pushes this over the top. 

Forget looking good, you need to feel good in your shoes. These will have you humming Hail to the Chief all day. 

Grade: A+


It's hard to give a proper rundown as details and a full look at the sneakers are pretty hidden. If the appetizer is as good as the main course, I am ready to dive right in.