J.J. WATT fans !
This is by far the coolest message I have received after releasing the Valor Edition of the JJ II. As you may or may not know, on the sock liner of the shoe, we put the dates of all the Navy SEALs who have been killed since September 11th, 2001. After the release of the shoe, I received an email with this photo and a message that said “To a family, there are two times when someone dies; The day they pass away from this earth, and they day their name is forgotten. Thank you for caring enough about this to help families, friends, and complete strangers keep these heroes in mind.” The man in the photo is Bill Marston. His wife Nancy sent the email. Bill & Nancy’s son is William “Blake” Marston and he is represented by the 011015 on the sock liner of the shoe. When we first thought of creating a shoe to honor the Navy SEALs, the number one goal for me was to do it the right way and to do it in a way that would make the SEAL community proud. That’s why we brought in a real Navy SEAL to help design it, that’s why we donated to the Navy SEAL Foundation with every pair and that’s why I donated all my personal proceeds to the Navy SEAL Danny Dietz Foundation. The response from fans and the general public to this shoe has been incredible. The response from the SEAL community has truly blown me away and I cannot say thank you enough for allowing us to honor you in this way. You are the true heroes and the sacrifices of individuals like William “Blake” Marston will never be forgotten. via @jjwatt
You guys FLEW through the inventory of the Valor Edition of the JJ II back in December when we released it, resulting in thousands of pairs of shoes and tens of thousands of dollars being donated to the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Danny Dietz Navy SEAL Foundation. Many people were asking when we would restock, well my answer to you is that we will restock RIGHT NOW. Go to Reebok.com and pick up your Valor Edition. All of my personal proceeds will still be going to the Danny Dietz Navy SEAL Foundation. I can’t thank you guys enough for the support, it is truly incredible!!! via @jjwatt
Let’s get it!!!! via @jjwatt
No excuses. No apologies. Love this team. Love the fans. Thank you for all of the support. If I’ve learned one thing over the past few years, it’s that negativity does nobody any good. So I’m gonna stay smiling & keep working to improve. (After giving the body a break & a Guinness or 2 ) via @jjwatt