Jonathan Isaac, a seasoned player for the Orlando Magic, recently introduced his faith-inspired footwear collection, “Judah 1,” marking its release on November 16th. Isaac envisions this line of sneakers as an alternative for athletes like himself, providing a platform to convey their values and self-expression on the basketball court.
The inspiration for this unique venture originated from a conversation with his pastor following the loss of his Nike shoe deal in 2020. Initially dismissing the idea as far-fetched, Isaac later recognized the potential impact of creating a shoe line, envisioning it as a means to represent the beliefs and sentiments of millions worldwide.
In a candid interview with the Daily Wire, Isaac expressed the timeliness of this initiative, stating, “I really do believe that we’re ushering into a time where our society, and companies, for that matter, are moving farther and farther away from Godly values and principles and also Constitutional values and principles. And so when it came to UNITUS, I wanted to create something that could be a voice and a beacon of light and hope for lovers of God and lovers of country.” You can delve into the details of the interview by following this link.
One striking pair from the collection features an orange hue with the verse Proverbs 28:1 inscribed on them, which reads, “The wicked flee when no one pursues them, but the righteous are as bold as lions.” This verse serves as a powerful embodiment of the values and courage Isaac aims to promote through the Judah 1 shoe line.