July 25, 2012 BY John Kim / 5
One of the more controversial sub-topics to come out of the 1992 Dream Team was the battle between Nike and Reebok. While the entire team was outfitted by Reebok, some of Nike’s representatives opted to wear their own Nike signature shoes on the podium, making for an awkward yet memorable moment in the early-90’s sneaker-brand battles. This upcoming 2012 Olympics, however, will be a story free of controversy; not only has Nike designated select Nike Sportswear footwear for their Golden Boys in August, but everyone on the 2012 Olympic Basketball roster is a Nike athlete (even Kevin Love, who has ties to another brand, openly wears Nike Basketball on and off the court). Painted in a tonal Dark Obsidian upper with leather/suede two-toned build, a ‘USA’ tongue label, and a full-length visible Air unit, the Nike Air Force 1 Low “Medal Stand” is a certain must-have for any US-based AF1-fiend. More shots of this upcoming release below, so stay tuned because Titolo in Europe is reporting a release for this Friday.
Nike Air Force 1 Low