100 pairs of Air Force 1s will benefit the SagerStrong Foundation
Craig Sager has been a staple of the Thursday night NBA broadcasts on TNT for several years, and since being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2014, the community has rallied around him in a show of support.
Nike is doing its part by teaming with Sager to create a bespoke pair of Air Force 1s, 100 of which will be auctioned for charity to benefit his SagerStrong Foundation.
The auctions aren't yet live, but check out the photos below of the extremely unique sneakers inspired by Sager's personal sense of style.
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"The paisley pattern that appears (in different ways) on each shoe symbolizes the energy that Craig brings to the sidelines." (via Nike News)
Sager was a mascot in college
"The purple on the left shoe pays tribute to the time Craig spent in college as the school’s mascot." (via Nike News)
Nike's iconic safari print is featured on both heel tabs.
"The aqua blue on the right shoe represents the time that Craig spent in Florida." (via Nike News)
Also, the red on the right shoe represents the SagerStrong Foundation.
Tongue tag pattern has special meaning
"The pattern on the tongue tag is pulled from the seersucker suit that Craig donned for an early audition tape – it landed him a job as a weatherman for a local TV station." (via Nike News)
The pink was chosen by Sager's wife
"The pink on the left shoe was chosen by Craig’s wife Stacy, the love of his life." (via Nike News)