Why is EVERYONE So Mad about Flags and SNEAKERS | Hard Pass With Jacques Slade


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Jacques @Kustoo Slade is a guy that loves sneakers and creates Youtube videos about them as well as other things. This channel has sneaker collections from Nike, Jordan, adidas, Yeezy, Reebok, Under Armour and more. He also does sneaker reviews, sneaker shopping, performance reviews, and sneaker history. He also loves technology, music, and pop culture and often mixes the three with sneaker to create one of the few “sneaker” channels that bridges the gap.




  1. Hey Everyone!
    First, thank you all for watching. Appreciate you supporting the show. Hard Pass is something I am really passionate about and I feel like the show is getting better with each episode. Regarding the flag. If you watched the video and didn’t just rush to comment, you know what I said about the flag and this isn’t political at all.

    Since I know there will be trolls in the comments, I’ll leave my thoughts here. There is a lot of nuance missed in the right vs left conversation and the outrage over this is a good example of that. No one, Kap or otherwise is saying that the flag doesn’t represent a wonderful and inspiring moment in the history of the US. However, what people are also asking you to do is consider the state of America at the time. Slaves were a thing. This flag represents the US when that was a part of what this country was made of. You can’t glorify one without acknowledging the other. While for some the slavery part is easy to forget, for others, it isn’t. And for others, that was a time when America was better and they use this flag as a symbol of that. The use of for the very reason people are opposed to it.

    Michael Jordan is arguable the greatest athlete to touch a basketball, but he also reportedly had a gambling problem. One doesn’t negate the other. They both tell the story and acknowledging one without the other does them both a disservice.

    Feel free to type and say what you want below. Thank you for watching. I appreciate you subscribing and checking out the channel for however long it has been.


  2. the "Betsy Ross" flag has nothing to do with racism and everything to do with freedom and independence, I am sick and tired of these anti-American Leftist trying to make America sound so evil!!! and that's all I have to say about that.

  3. I agree flags shouldn't be on the shoe but the fact one guy can claim the founding flag is racist and can halt a shoe release is absolutely crazy as well. Kap shouldn't have that kind of say at Nike! Lets keep dividing instead of unifying that seems smart,smh.

  4. Betsy Ross was a Quaker, which makes her an Abolitionist, she fought to end Slavery in UK and USA..Quakers were some of the first white people to denounce slavery..she made one of our earliest flags and though this came at a time when Slavery was strong, it was hand stitched by a women who hated slavery and fought to end it..she lived in Philadelphia where slavery was illegal..there are no records or facts that show her owning slaves. Actually the history books state she never owned slaves.This flag is part of our history..Was it made during a time when Slavery was strong, Yes..but it was hand stitched by a woman who fought against Slavery and that should mean something!!

  5. Hi bro. First off!, Would like to tell that I really enjoy the reciews you put up on your channel, the really awesome. Secondly, I was trying to find out what software you use to edit your videos. Can you provide me with a link where I can find it?. Will really appreciate if you did that. Thanks and keep doing what you doing.

  6. We just gone ignore the the amount of fire shoe boxes he has in the back. Wait wait wait
    I got the heat right in the back extra laces attached got the mate black and some V2 black Yee-e-ezzys walkin on that boost nah it ain’t made for hoops nah ain’t nobody got this heaaatttt you can’t get this heaattt. That all I got 😂

  7. The fact is, people are not going to see the Betsy Ross flag in the same way because they don’t have the same experiences. For some people it’s just a flag, for other people it’s a painful reminder of a time when everyone still wasn’t equal, and slavery was still very real in this country.

    But definitely a dope video, I like the Hard Pass format. And I appreciate you not completely slandering the Warriors!

  8. If Kaepernick has a problem with our flag and our nation's history he can leave the country. It's disrespectful what he does and says about our nation. The Betsy Ross flag does not symbol slavery and oppression like he says. He's just looking for a crowd to follow him. And looking to get into the media again.

  9. Love it! Hard pass is just giving me such a great summary of all the stuff around basketball and sneakers. (Which pretty much 80% of my life sadly) UHHH anyways awesome show, awesome channel and keep it the F up!💪🏽

  10. Who gives a fuck seriously but just the fact that nike pulled them ugly ass shoes shows that this outrage culture has grown too strong

  11. Some people have a super-shallow view on this, but I appreciate Jacques saying it like he feels it. I'm in complete agreement with what was said in this video. Keep doing you man, you wont please everyone but being authentic is always the right move.

  12. I’m disappointed Jacque you really are a idiot and now you are deciding that it is wrong so far it seems that maybe 2019 is the year of idiots and bullshit on the flag it’s the best flag

  13. Gotta disagree Jacques. If the “Betsy Ross” 1’s would’ve had the usual “Nike Air” on the heels and the usual “Nike Air Max” on the tongue, I’d want those shoes.


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