Nike Releases Ja Morant's 'Hunger' Shoes Despite Gun Vid, Sell Out In Minutes
Ja Morant Nike Releases New Shoes Despite Gun Video Backlash ... Sell Out In Minutes
5/25/2023 9:28 AM PT
Nike might not be distancing itself from Ja Morant over his recent gun-flashing incident after all -- the shoe giant just released his latest signature sneaker on Thursday ... and it sold out in minutes.
The scheduled Ja 1 "Hunger" colorway drop was seemingly up in the air after Nike erased all his shoes off its site last week ... which led to speculation about whether the brand was potentially going to suspend the sale -- or even its relationship with the All-Star guard altogether -- due to his off-court issues.
Luckily for sneakerheads, the kicks still dropped on Nike's SNKRS app ... and quick-acting fans were able to purchase them for $110 before they sold out, as reports claim there was an incredibly small supply.
Despite all the controversy, the shoes were clearly a hot commodity ... with a ton of people going to Twitter to express their frustrations over missing out on the drop.
In fact, one fan tweeted a photo claiming their size was sold out within three seconds of launching on the app.
Of course, hopeful buyers can always go to reseller sites like GOAT and StockX ... but they'll end up paying a bit more than the retail price. Right now, the shoes are selling for around $200.
Nike has been radio silent following Ja's second video ... which is a stark contrast from the Swoosh's statement in support of its athlete following his initial incident in March.
Ja signed a multi-year deal with Nike in 2019 ... and was introduced as its first Gen Z signature athlete.
The drop doesn't necessarily mean the brand is going to completely ignore the most recent incident ... but a breakup à la Kyrie Irving seems much less likely.