The 20th anniversary of the 1996 USA Olympic Gold Medal basketball team will occur this summer (hopefully, the team can bring back those 90s throwbacks in a similar fashion to how 2012’s team honored the Dream Team). Many forget that the follow-up to the greatest team possibly ever featured its own fair share of superstars like Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, and Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway. Nike Basketball is honoring the upcoming Rio games with the release of the Nike Air Foamposite One “Olympic”. The clean pair features a white base while the USA theme carries over through Obsidian accents, a University Red lining, and premium Metallic Gold 1 Cent logos throughout. While Penny never wore the Nike Foamposite One during the Olympics – his shoe of choice was the Nike Zoom Flight 96 at the time – we’re definitely excited to see a patriotic theme land on this iconic model. Check out a detailed look below and we’ll keep you updated on a release date in the near future.
Update: The Nike Air Foamposite One “Olympic” releases on July 26th, 2016 for $250.
Source: Marquee Sole
Nike Air Foamposite One “Olympic”
Color: Obsidian/University Red-Metallic Gold-White
Style Code: 575420-400
Release Date: July 26th, 2016