Sunday’s game between the New York Giants and the Carolina Panthers was an old-school NFL battle. The Giants managed to pull off a 19-16 win and move to 2-0 on the season. While quarterback Daniel Jones deserves the ball, we can’t forget the hard work of running back Saquon Barkley.
The former NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year rushed the ball 21 times for 72 yards. FanNation Kicks knew Barkley was ready to work when we saw him enter the stadium. Check out Barkley’s photo posted by the @blitzfits Instagram account below.
While so many professional athletes wear Nike Dunk Lows these days, we appreciate someone stepping out with something different. It took some time to investigate, but below is everything fans need to know about Barkley’s kicks.
Patta x Nike Air Max 1 ‘White’
Barkley wore the Patta x Nike Air Max 1 “White” before the Giants game on Sunday. The Nike Air Max 1 was initially released in 1987 and has been remixed in various colorways and designs over the years.
However, the Patta x Nike Air Max 1 ‘White’ released on August 26, 2022, for $150. Fans can easily find a pair for under $300 on sneaker resale sites like StockX, GOAT, or eBay.
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This colorway of the Air Max 1 was designed as part of a collaboration between Nike and Dutch sneaker shop Patta. The neutral-hued shoe mixes a light gray mesh upper with white leather overlays and a matching white leather mudguard.
This version of the Air Max 1 features a wavy topline synonymous with Patta. Metallic Silver accents are woven across the Patta tongue label, mini Swoosh logo on the lateral forefoot and Nike Air branding on the heel. The midsole is off-white to offer a vintage aesthetic.
Besides being a bruised running back, Barkley is also a thoughtful sneakerhead. The 25-year-old has clearly spent a lot of time researching the shoes. The second week of the NFL season isn’t over, but Barkley has the FanNation Kicks game ball right now.
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