Nike made some shoes with the original American Flag on them. The 13 white stars in a circle on the field of blue. What some people call the Betsy Ross flag.
Nike's BFF Colin Kaepernick didn't like the shoes because reasons. So Nike pulled the shoes off the shelves and now you can't get a pair even if you wanted to pay Nike's inflated prices and support Colin's one man war on America.
I find myself in an odd spot on this. The shoes violate United States Code Title 36 Chapter 10. Among other guidelines for flag etiquette, like not displaying flag at night unless it is illuminates and not putting any image on the flag, using the flag as a decoration on clothing is a violation. There is no penalty, the code is just there to provide guidance on proper behavior for the flag.
There are oddities in the code that get ignored all the time. When giant flags are carried out flat in half-time shows, that's a violation. Failing to stand and render a salute when in uniform or stand with your right hand over your heart in civilian clothes during the National Anthem is a violation.
No one cares. The country has moved on. If I had contacted Nike and complained about their disrespect of the Colors by embroidering the flag on their overpriced sneakers I would have been ignored. But the outcome of Colin Kaepernick's complaint delivers the same results.