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Real Sneakers For Real Heroes

Jeff Katz
July 08, 2019 - 4:26 pm

In the wake of Nike pulling its Betsy Ross flag shoes after Colin Kaepernick whined about them being "racist," an Air Force veteran has stepped forward and offered a shoe he designed to honor and benefit law enforcement officers.

Ron Slagle, a veteran who is now a police officer in Iowa, spoke to "Fox & Friends" last week about his "Honor and Respect" sneakers, which are black, white and blue and custom-made to honor law enforcement officers. Proceeds from the sales of the sneakers benefit Code 9 and Blue H.E.L.P, organizations that assist officers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Slagle also called Kaepernick's objection to the Nike sneaker a "disgrace to the actual profession."