President Barack Obama’s 8-year reign has come to a close. His unprecedented influence on the sneaker community defines his everlasting legacy. A transfer of power doesn’t guarantee a transfer of swag, so let’s reflect on some of our 44th president’s best footwear moments!
SNEAKER: Nike Golf
Returning from a Presidential retreat at Camp David, President Obama chose to rock a classic Nike Golf sneaker. Versatile and lightweight, this silhouette was a go-to option when he wasn’t fully suited.
SNEAKER: Under Armour USA President PE
You know you’re a true hooper when you don’t wear your kicks off the court! Who’d have thought President Obama was an Under Armour baller? Equipped with shock absorption soles and enhanced ankle support, Barack was surely getting buckets!
SNEAKER: Nike Air Max Elite II
Likely departing another game of hoops, the former Prez decided to sport a pair of Nike’s. Choosing Air Max cushioning suggests he was serving more than just his country during his stint in Washington!
SNEAKER: Air Jordan Spizike Bordeaux
During a visit to the Big Apple, the one and only Spike Lee presented the leader of the free world with a pair of Spizikes. The kicks came in a brown, wooden box with the Presidential Seal carved on the side. Considering Obama has roots in Chicago, it’s easy to conclude he’s a Jordan fan!
SNEAKER: Jordan Jeter Vital
Supporting the claim that our 44th president was an MJ fan, Barack Obama is pictured above rocking Jordan Brand kicks. Paired with sleek Nike attire, the former president was ready for war as he stepped onto the hardwood.
SNEAKER: Air Jordan 11Lab4
Commemorating his service to our country, JB presented President Barack Obama with a custom pair of 11Lab4’s. Equipped with a Presidential Seal at the tongue, these are beautiful enough to preserve in a glass case. Who knows, maybe he'll take up reselling and make some serious dough from his coveted sneaker collection. Stay fly President Obama!