Mo’Ne Davis Is Now Designing Sneakers, Too
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.