Apparently the new thing in basketball shoe marketing is giving Barack Obama a pair of shoes. First it was Under Armour and Brandon Jennings hooking Mr. President up with some of unreleased shoes. Now it’s Knicks fan/movie director/gigantic jersey enthusiast Spike Lee giving Obamdawg some special Jordan Spizikes.

Here’s Spike:

These Are The Spizikes Made By Michael Jordan For Michelle&Barack W/ Wood Engrained Presidental Seal [...] President Obama Is A Huge Bulls And Jordan Fan.Here He Holds His Gift Of Spizikes From MJ Himself.

To be fair, these aren’t exactly 1-of-1, specially designed by Michael Jordan shoes we’re talking about. They’re actually the “Bordeaux” colorway that comes out this February, but now they have a fancypants wood box engraved with the presidential seal and Michael Jordan’s autograph (photo after the jump) which has to be exclusive to the president, as directed by MJ himself. Or at least that’s what Spike Lee is leading me to believe and I totally trust him.

That being said, still pretty awesome. It’s not every day the best basketball player ever sends an Oscar-nominated director to deliver personal gift to the most powerful man on Earth. I’m not sure that these shoes and their box will go next to Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize, but you have to agree this is cool.

Not to mention, since this is shoe is going to be released to the public, you can have the same shoes as the President of the United States of America. Imagine the laughs you can get from telling your friends that you’re wearing Obama Jordans. That alone might be worth the sticker price.

But be warned — I’m guessing Michael Jordan’s not going to send one of his famous buddies to hand deliver your pair. Can’t win ‘em all.

Comments (25)

  1. Damn, that’s an ugly retro look, like Mike stole the early stage attire of Sinbad, MC Hammer & Vanilla Ice and wrapped it around some shoes. Probably some old wrestling trunks in there too. Fugly.

  2. Ol’ Turkey Slap sipping on that Presidential haterade. Go vote for Gingrich, maybe that’ll make you feel better little homie. Those J’s are fresh.

  3. @Seronies
    Presidential haterade? What the fuck are you on about ‘little homie’?
    I’m Australian, I’m glad Obama’s in, but seriously, what the fuck does that have to do with these shoes looking about 25 years out of date, they’re hideous. If you pay for these shoes, you deserve to be ripped off. And beaten up for being a fag.

    • Turkey your from down under??? lil homie.. dont you mean lil barbie? lol just kidding man, not here to buss your chops.. Your right the colors may not be the ideal colors to rock a nice set up with… but in the case the shoes look old and out of date, quite frankly they are. These are thowbacks (versions of a shoe that did so well they brought them back) The other thing is that this might just be the one shoe that can buy you a ticket our of Australia with hotel and rental car included… think back how many jordans have other presidents posed with??? Not much.. actually none. so with that being said.. old shoe plus the newest, black, basketball playing president = buy it and sit on it… it will pay for itself in a few years.

      • And this moron thinks these shoes will be worth a lot or worth anything because Obama took a minute to hold one ? You have no idea how things gain value. I like knowing you two are this dumb, it’s great.

    • I would just slap you in the face for being Australian and having an attitude ”fag” . Definitely can tell you’re a little kid.

    • I would just slap you in the face for being Australian and having an attitude ”fag” . Definitely can tell you’re a little kid.

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