Donald Trump Launches Sneaker Line Day after Judge Ordered Him to Pay N600 billion Fine

Donald Trump Launches Sneaker Line Day after Judge Ordered Him to Pay N600 billion Fine

  • US presidential candidate and former president Donald Trump launched his first-ever sneaker line
  • He put up 1000 pairs of the 'limited' gold sneakers for sale, and they were sold out in hours
  • The shoes resemble Nike Air Force Ones and have a US flag on the ankle and red soles

Former US president Donald Trump has launched his brand of sneakers, becoming the first US president to do so.

Former US President Donald Trump launching his sneaker line in Philadelphia
Donald Trump's sneakers were sold out hours after they were launched. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images.
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The launch came a day after a judge ordered Trump and his companies to pay a $355 million (N700m) fine in a fraud case.

Features of Donald Trump's sneakers

The Trump sneakers are gold and feature an American flag around the ankle, red soles, and a 'T' logo on the sides and the tongue.

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They resemble the Nike Air Force shoes, possibly referencing the presidential plane Air Force One.

Trump unveiled the sneakers at Sneaker Con in Philadelphia, where he called them the 'NEVER SURRENDER HIGH-TOP SNEAKER'.

He said he had been planning to launch them for over a decade and expected them to be a big success.

“This is something I’ve been talking about for 12 years, 13 years, and I think it’s going to be a big success,” Trump said.

According to Forbes, the sneakers were sold online for $399K per pair (N700m) and were quickly sold out.

The website where they were listed offered only 1000 pairs and limited the buyers to three pairs each.

The website also had two other variants of the sneakers, with the letter T and the number 45 on the sides, representing his presidency.

One had POTUS45 engraved, while the other had T- T-Redwave.

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Following the shoes' debut, CNN reports that US President Joe Biden's spokesperson, Michael Tyler, blasted Trump, saying the shoes were 'bootleg off-whites.'

“Donald Trump showing up to hawk bootleg Off-Whites is the closest he’ll get to any Air Force Ones ever again for the rest of his life,” he said.

Kanye West announces new Yeezy shoe

In another story, United States rapper Kanye West announced his latest shoe, his first release since his deal with Adidas fell flat.

Kanye took to X to introduce the shoe, the YZY POD.

The new shoe, which has a comfy sock-like design, is foldable and retails for $200.

"Yeezy debuts the foldable future of footwear, YZY Pod. Our first product since liberation from Adidas goes on presale today for $200. Accept no limitations."


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