Obama Sports Presidential Sneakers

Dec 1, 2011 4:35pm
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The President carries his exclusive basketball shoes. (Jewel Samad/ Getty Images)

Remember that song by rapper Nelly and the St. Lunatics about their favorite Nike shoe?

“I said – give me two pairs/  Cause – I need two pairs/] So I can get to stompin’ in my Air Force Ones.”

First there was the Air Force One . Now President Obama has his Jet.

We’re talking shoes, not planes.

After Obama played in a basketball game in Fort McNair in Washington, DC  on Thanksgiving weekend, he was photographed carrying a pair of red, black, and white Under Armour Jets with the presidential seal emblazoned on the tongue.

An Under Armour spokesman told ABC News that the basketball shoe was not made exclusively for the president. Obama didn’t even get them directly from the company.

 The Jet is typically available for athletes that the company sponsors. He said that a version could be available to the public in the future and that consumers could expect to pay anywhere from $80 to $110 for the shoe.

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