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Ruth Jean-Marie Co-Creates Sneaker With Nike That Honors Haiti's Legacy As The First Black Republic

November 1st, 2019 marked the release of the highly anticipated Nike Uprising sneaker created by Ruth Jean-Marie . The Nike Uprising celebrates Haitian heritage as being the first Black republic. I had the opportunity to sit down with the multifaceted Ruth Jean-Marie . We spoke about her love of sneaker culture, how in the hell she was able to design a signature sneaker, and what significance the colorway has among other details. Check it out below! How does one get the opportunity to create a signature sneaker Ruth? I won a competition with We Are Cultivator x Nike to express gratitude. I, of course, am grateful for the audacity of my ancestors. Winners got to design a sneaker commensurate with what we're grateful for.  I designed the sneaker after the uniforms worn by Haitian revolutionaries .  Our sneakers launch 11/1 and are limited edition; they'll be available for ten days. So now we know what influenced the actual colorway for the sneaker. W