This is the Zoom Vick V. You can probably count on it being the sneaker equivalent of Enron Field, because Nike β€” SHOCKINGLY! β€” just postponed its launch.

"Nike is concerned by the serious and highly disturbing allegations made against Michael Vick and we consider any cruelty to animals inhumane and abhorrent. We do believe that Michael Vick should be afforded the same due process as any citizen; therefore, we have not terminated our relationship. We have however made the decision to suspend the release of the Zoom Vick V and related marketing communications. Nike will continue to monitor the situation closely and have no further comment at this time."

We repeat: In three years, they're going to make these into squeeze toys and remarket them to pet owners. We don't even have a dog, and we'll buy one.

It's a shame, though; the mass production of these now-defunct shoes must have cost Nike, oh, at least 30 bucks in labor.

Nike Suspends Michael Vick Shoe [CNBC]
New Nike Air Zoom Vick V [Sneaker Files]