Rock the vote!

by Chris O’Leary

When the Celtics and Rockets tip off on Nov. 4 in Houston, Kevin Garnett and Tracy McGrady will be making their voices heard with some politically charged special edition TS Commander (KG) and Creator (TMac) sneakers.

Both showing support for Barack Obama, T-Mac’s shoe will have “CHANGE IS TMac and Garnett for the presNEEDED VOTE ’08” written on it. Garnett’s will have “EMBRACE CHANGE VOTE ’08” on his. Both have white and blue stars prominently displayed on different parts of the shoe.

After the game, KG and T-Mac will each sign and personalize one of the shoes that they wore and adidas will be sending the pair to Obama.

You might not be able to send the politician of your choice shoes, but you can send them votes (assuming you’re an American who’s registered to vote). So go and do that on Nov. 4.
For reasons that are beyond me, there were no special edition sneakers (or even hockey skates) made up for the recent Canadian federal election.