Trump Kicks Off Sneaker Line After $355M Fine

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Trump Kicks Off Sneaker Line After $355M Fine

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Trump Unveils “Never Surrender” Sneakers After $355 Million Fraud Penalty

Former President Donald Trump launched a new sneaker line, “Trump Sneakers,” just one day after being hit with a hefty $355 million fine in a civil fraud case. The unveiling took place at Sneaker Con in Philadelphia, where Trump presented a pair of gold “NEVER SURRENDER HIGH-TOP SNEAKERS” priced at $399.

This move has raised eyebrows, considering the timing and the context of the legal troubles surrounding Trump. Some see it as a brazen attempt to capitalize on his name and image, while others view it as a calculated business decision.

Here are the key details:

Limited Edition Launch: The gold “NEVER SURRENDER” sneakers sold out quickly, with only 1,000 pairs available initially.
More Affordable Options: Two other sneaker designs featuring “T” and “45” are available for $199 each.
Beyond Sneakers: Cologne and perfume are also part of the Trump-branded merchandise, priced at $99 each.
Licensing Agreement: While Trump lends his name and image to the brand, the actual design, manufacturing, and distribution are handled by 45Footwear, LLC under a license agreement.

The launch has sparked mixed reactions:

Supporters: Some appreciate the entrepreneurial spirit and see it as a successful branding move.
Critics: Others find the timing insensitive and question the ethics of launching a luxury brand after a hefty fraud penalty.

With the 2024 presidential election looming, this latest venture adds another layer to the complex and controversial figure of Donald Trump. Whether “Trump Sneakers” will be a commercial success or further fuel criticism remains to be seen.

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