Updated: 7:22 p.m. ET Sept 25, 2007
BEAVERTON, Ore. - Nike
on Tuesday unveiled what it said is the first shoe designed specifically for American Indians, an effort aiming at promoting physical fitness in a population with high obesity rates.
The Beaverton-based company says the Air Native N7 is designed with a larger fit for the distinct foot shape of American Indians, and has a culturally specific look.
Sep 27, '07
If this shoe meets a genuine need, then bravo to Nike for making the effort.
Not every mention of race is racist.
Last edit by rn/writer on Sep 27, '07
Sep 28, '07
TiredBraveHeart.....I would recommend your attempting to contact them. Not all things are black and white. Mixed bloods who live off the Rez are good examples of this....the shades of grey. And again, card carrying doesn't make one an Indian by heritage or by genetics....card carrying only makes one an Indian by American governmental politics.
So please, check them out.
Last edit by Thunderwolf on Sep 28, '07