Legendary sportswear brand Nike have decades worth of experience outfitting elite athletes on the biggest of world stages. In a celebration of US sporting accomplishments as well as the brand’s flawless legacy, Nike has released their highly anticipated Olympic pack Which is now available at End Newcastle and www.endclothing.com.
In honour of the impending Rio Olympic Games this summer, this capsule represents more than mere nostalgia – it reimagines classic silhouettes from Olympic Games past in celebration of the success of the USA in track and field.
Reincarnating a classic from the Barcelona Olympics of 1992, Nike’s Air Pegasus 92 is symbiotic of retro styling and featured heavily among American athletes – indeed this sneaker helped garner the squad an astonishing 108 medals, 37 of them gold.
A close relative of their predecessor, the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 92 reinvents the original with some technological advancements such as the labels unique Zoom cushioning to the sole unit for maximum underfoot comfort. This iteration comes similarly kitted out as the OG, in patriotic red, white and blue.
The Nike Air Classic BW Olympic Premium is the most prolific of the offering in terms of medals won, helping secure the 1996 US national team a whopping 44 gold medals on home soil at the Atlanta Olympics. Bold USA branding to the tongue and a contrast Swoosh that really pops will ensure this is an enormously popular silhouette.
As the brand developed ever-better technologies, they introduced the Air Presto GPX in time for the Sydney Olympics in 2002. Staying true to the original design with a few adaptations, these sneakers feature neoprene-like uppers for a comfortable sock-like fit and the signature exoskeleton for durability and ankle security. A truly unique design that helped team USA bag 37 gold medals in that campaign.
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