Nike's recalled Betsy Ross sneakers selling for thousands after Kaepernick controversy, TMZ reports

PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- After Nike pulled their Betsy Ross Flag Air Max 1 USA sneakers, demand for the shoes skyrocketed.

According to TMZ, several leaked pairs have sold for more than $2,000.

The shoes were set to be released just before the Fourth of July holiday, but after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick said the shoes were offensive, the company recalled the shoes.

TMZ reports that on the website StockX, a popular streetwear auction site, a pair of the Betsy Ross sneakers sold for $2,501, with other sellers asking similar prices.

Since the controversial move by Nike, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey expressed his disappointment and is pulling incentives for the new Nike plant that was set to open in Goodyear, AZ.