August 31, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
The Games of the XXX Olympiad featured 302 medal events and inspired a bunch of great sneaker designs, but might the greatest prize of them all have been kept until three weeks after the closing ceremony? ‘The Hero’ Nike Air Force 1 Low is a spectacular premium design featuring golden speckling on a white leather base, which extends to the inside-out midsole and even the ‘XXX’-locked laces. But by far the most intriguing feature of this gilded design is the heel strap that converts these into a gold medal around your neck, an unprecedented element that “celebrates epic feats and vanquished limits.” Select Nike Sportswear retailers will sell these tomorrow, so click through for one last view and let us know where these rank on a Saturday that’s starting September off with a bang.
Nike Air Force 1 Low Supreme I/O TZ