"Nike has chosen not to release the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July as it featured the old version of the American flag,” a Nike spokeswoman told the Wall Street Journal. Nike has not specified a reason for the move.

The design of the flag represents the original 13 American colonies and it's the flag used by General George Washington to lead his Continental Army during their battles to free Americans from British rule.

Colin Kaepernick says, "the shoe invokes racism."

Then the shoe was pulled from production.

Colin, I really think you're a true and genuine human being with good intentions. But why can't we enjoy a flag that essentially started our country? I think there's a lot more pressing issues than an American flag on a shoe.