April 20th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
EA Sports’ recent Fight Night: Champion release was widely praised by the video game reviewing community, but even if it’s the best boxing video game, FN:C can’t hold a candle to the brilliant career of welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao. The Pac-Man is gearing up for a big fight on May 7th against ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley, and while a fight against Floyd Mayweather would no doubt draw more attention, Nike is adding some clout to the bout with two new Pacquiao collaborative sneaker releases. The Manny Pacquiao x Nike Zoom Huarache TR Low will hit retailers this Friday, April 22nd with a Trainer 1.3 Max Pac-Man PE dropping on fight night eve, May 6th. Click through to see more, including our first look at a real pair of Trainer 1.3 Maxes and stick with Sneaker News for updates on both pairs’ availability.
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April 14th, 2011 by John Kim
Manny Pacquiao is already considered to be one of the greatest boxers to have ever entered the ring. A sport that has slowly diminshed in popularity thanks to the rise of other fight sports as well as a lack of super-star talent was rejuvenated by PacMan earlier last decade, when he entered the ring and gave the smaller guys some deserved attention. Releasing tomorrow is the EA Sports x Nike Zoom Huarache TR Low in a Varsity Red/Metallic Gold colorway, signifying the next installment of EA Sports’ widely successful Fight Night game franchise. The Red/Gold upper features a white midsole with a red heel and a gum outsole, and is labeled with an EA Sports badge on the tongues. Continue reading for another look and let us know which athlete-based Zoom Huarache TR Low (these or the Joe Mauer PE) is better.
Nike Zoom Huarache TR Low
Varsity Red/Metallic Gold-Black-White
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March 23rd, 2011 by John Kim
May 7th, 2011. Millions will gather at homes and sports bars to witness one of the most talked-about boxing bouts in recent memory. Manny ‘PacMan’ Pacquiao, the fist-wielding fury from the Philippines, will face off against ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley, the California-native and former WBA Welterweight Super Champion. Pacquiao’s been one of the faces of Nike Training over the last few years and rightfully so; his unparalleled work ethic has boosted him to the top of the boxing ranks and is considered to be the biggest name in the sport that has admittedly dropped in popularity due to the emergence of other fight-sports. The PacMan/Sugar fight will certainly draw attention back to boxing, and we’ll keep our eyes out for PacMan’s feet, because he could be wearing something special, like this Nike Zoom Huarache TR Low PE. The inspiration of PacMan’s Filipino heritage is made evident through the white/blue/red/gold upper colorway, with Pacquiao’s Nike logo on the bottom sole as well as the circular badge on the tongue. Many of PacMan’s Nike Trainers have been hits, and this one’s another knock-out in the making. Check out the extra images below and let us know what you think. via dynamitenter of NT.
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