Winning Olympic gold is one of the foremost goals and motivating factors for all the athletes who participate in the Games. This Sunday, Sarah Sjostrom set a new world record by completing the 100m butterfly in just 55.48 seconds and became the first female swimming gold medalist from Sweden. Lars Frolander was the only other swimming gold medalist from Sweden, who won the Olympic gold back in 2000 in the men’s 100m butterfly. In celebration of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics and drawing inspiration from this winning spirit, Nike has also dressed up the latest iteration of the Air Force 1 Low completely in Gold.
Another recent Olympic gold medalist was Catherine Skinner. Despite failing several times in the past and winding up in a sudden-death shoot-off, Catherine ended up winning Australia’s third gold medal in women’s trap. Suzie Balogh was the one who had won the first shooting gold medal for Australia back in 2004. Catherine had advanced to the six-person semi-final by going up against Cynthia Meyer from Canada in a sudden-death shoot-off. It’s just Day 4 of the Olympic Games and there are still plenty of gold medals to be won. All that gold seems to have inspired Nike too.
While Nike has already whipped up quite a few Olympic-themed sneakers as of lately, it seems that they decided to add another one. The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics had kicked off this Friday with the Opening ceremony and the Games are now underway. In the midst of all that, Nike has designed quite an elegant-looking Air Force 1 Low featuring perforated synthetic leather uppers that are dressed up in Metallic Gold. Although the White-colored detailing adds a bit of contrast, this sneaker is also equipped with all-Gold outsoles and sports Gold-colored Nike Air branding too.
For the everyday sneakerheads, being able to cop a pair of this all-Gold sneaker might as well be their equivalent of winning an Olympic gold medal. Fortunately, they can get their hands on a pair of this Nike Air Force 1 Low “Gold Medal” right away from select Nike retailers stockists like Rock City Kicks.
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Gold Medal”