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Nike Releases “Uprising” A Haitian Revolution Inspired Limited Edition Sneaker

The limited collection is only available to purchase for 10 days

Brooklyn-based Haitian-American, Ruth Jean-Marie was hand selected out of a competitive pool to design a sneaker for Nike through the We Are Cultivator x Nike by You initiative.

Through her design Jean-Marie highlighted an important period in World History: the Haitian Revolution. Using the uniforms of Haitian revolutionaries and centering the success of enslaved rebels as her baseline, Jean-Marie’s aptly named sneaker “Uprising”  is reminiscent of change and the need for it. Her goal is to remind us of the power of thought.

Uprising is light-weight and supportive with a colorway inspired by the uniforms worn by the leaders of the revolution as well as the Haitian flag. Colored red, blue, black, gold and green, the Uprising is a reminder of the accomplished feat.

Uprising are limited edition online exclusives only available for ten days, Nov.1 through Nov. 10, 2019. Of the revolution, Jean-Marie states, “Revolution requires belief in thought. It is the imagination of what’s possible that matters more than the movement.” A portion of the profits will be donated to Jean-Marie’s organization, The August Project, whose aim is to alleviate poverty in Leogane, Haiti by igniting imagination.

The sneaker retails for $140 and can be purchased here.

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The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
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Nov. 04, 2019

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Nike Releases “Uprising” A Haitian Revolution Inspired Limited Edition Sneaker”

  1. Jerry says:

    How can someone get to purchase if tyou stay down south like Jackson.ms

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