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Mo’Ne Davis Is Now Designing Sneakers, Too

Mo’Ne Davis Is Now Designing Sneakers, Too

By Randy Miller

After taking the last year (and the sports world) on by storm, Mo'Ne Davis is a force to be reckoned with. The teenage pitching phenom throws a 70 mph fastball, starred in a tear-jerking Superbowl commercial and landed the cover of Sports Illustrated. And throughout it all, Davis sported her red-and-blue Philadelphia Taney Dragons uniform—and is now using the color palette for a good cause. The teenager is launching a new line of M4D3 sneakers, of which 15 percent of its proceeds will be donated to underprivileged girls around the globe in connection with the Because I'm a Girl initiative. 

“I never thought at the age of 13 I’d be a role model, but having young girls look up to me is pretty cool!” says Davis of the collaboration. “If I can inspire them to reach their goals, that would be even cooler. Designing shoes with M4D3 is exciting and I wanted them to support Because I am a Girl to help girls and give them a chance at a better future.”

Bonus points that the actual sneakers have baseball-like stitching on ‘em in a nod to the game that made her famous.