Although no Olympic Games took place back in 2013, preparations of the 2014 Winter Olympics had already commenced by September 2013. While Nike Air Foamposite One had already been available in a “Copper Bronze” and a “Metallic Silver” colorway, but there had not been any officially released Gold iteration at that time. Instagram user and sneaker customizer pkcustoms89 remedied this by crafting the custom Foamposite One “Olympic Gold.” It turns out that Nike may have whipped up an “Olympic” counterpart to the custom “Olympic Gold” and its Nike sneakers release 2016 is expected to take place later this year.
Olympic-inspired sneaker colorways have always been quite popular, especially when they draw inspiration from the Olympic gold medal. The “Olympic Gold” custom that pkcustoms89 had designed was precisely just that, with an upper that was predominantly dressed up in tonal gold. To add the final Team USA touch, the collars are covered in Navy Blue and the toe sports a Red-colored Nike Swoosh. Considering that the 2016 Summer Olympics is scheduled to commence in August of this year, it is no wonder that years later Nike also decided to give their Air Foamposite One model the “Olympic” treatment.
However, it is kind of surprising that Nike went for a multi-colored upper instead of Gold. Hence, it is actually nothing like the “Olympic Gold” custom apart from sharing the theme, so this sneaker’s upper will apparently be dressed up in a combination of Obsidian, University Red, Metallic Gold, and White, which will grant this sneaker a medal-like luster. These hues could end up being spread across the sneaker in one of many possible ways and there will definitely be a tiny Nike Swoosh on the toe.
As of now, not even an actual photo of the Nike Air Foamposite One “Olympic” has been seen yet. Hence, there are obviously no details at the moment regarding its Nike release 2016, but stay tuned to Sneaker1 for more information.
Nike Air Foamposite One “Olympic”
Obsidian/University Red-Metallic Gold-White
Release Date: July 2016
575420-400 | $