20 years ago, Michael Johnson laced up the most iconic footwear the Olympic games has ever seen during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He would go on to break both the 200m and 400m Olympic Records and stood as the fastest man on planet Earth for quite some time, doing so in a flashy pair of metallic gold Nike shoes that predicted his 1st place finish before he even took his mark at the starting line. Not only was he the man with the Gold Medals, he was now “The Man With The Golden Shoes” to match his gold chain and hoop earing. Nike is paying homage with a golden anniversary of their own through this Nike Pegasus Michael Johnson exclusive.
The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33 doesn’t go full on metallic gold here, though. Instead, the Engineered Mesh upper focuses on the alternating Swoosh branding that hit the infamous golden Nike track spikes two decades ago. The left foot mimics the stripes in the American flag with a bold red color and metallic gold speckled midsole while the right foot honors Old Glory’s stars in a deep navy.
The Nike Pegasus Michael Johnson will release in both men’s and women’s sizes on August 17th. Pricing information is unavailable at this time, but know that you can find more Olympic updates right here on Sneaker News.
Source: Nike News
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33 “Michael Johnson”
Color: Multi-Color/Multi-Color/Black/Metallic Gold
Style Code: 880106-907, 880105-907
Release Date: August 17, 2016
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