President Barack Obama is slated to speak at Nike’s campus in Beaverton, Ore. today, and the talk is set to have serious implications in regards to international trade.
In a recent press release from Nike, the brand says that Obama is visiting the company to promote the Trade Promotion Authority and Trans-Pacific Partnership, which the brand says will help further develop its products in the U.S.
According to Nike CEO Mark Parker, “We commend President Obama for his strong leadership to advance these important trade initiative. Our employees and our business depend on free trade and the ability to reach athletes and consumers around the world.”
There’s also something waiting for Obama in Oregon that’s not just a crowd of excited reporters. Parker let on in an interview with Bloomberg TV that there will be a Jordan MTM sneaker presented to the President. Designed by the trio of Mark Parker, Tinker Hatfield, and Michael Jordan, the sneaker is said to be red, white, and blue and made at Nike’s campus.
Parker also stated that Obama would receive a pair of one-of-one Air Force 1s and what seems like a pair of Made in USA Flyknits.
The visit, obviously, has a bigger impact than the sneaker being presented, but don’t be surprised if many are tuning in this afternoon just to see what the product looks like.
source: complex.com BY MATT WELTY