With the Olympics Games originally scheduled to go down this Summer in Tokyo, Nike had undoubtedly prepared a deep array of footwear and apparel inspired by each country. Plans have understandably changed as the Olympics have been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19, forcing brands to adapt to the shakiness of the current landscape. However, there’s a chance that Nike may still celebrate the expected hype around the games by dropping select units of their country-inspired gear, and as this South Korea-themed Nike Air Presto surfaces, we’re hoping these are one of the few that make its way to retail.
Utilizing the classic construction of the “t-shirt for your feet”, Nike adds the white tiger striped pattern on the neoprene upper – the same print seen on the Asian country’s Away kits. You might also recognize the pattern on a recent Air Max 95 Korea that release as well (not to be confused with the Korea exclusive Air Max 95 Pollen Rise). A more straightforward connection to the country is made via the flag on the heel as well as the overall white/red/royal colorway – package similar to the Air Jordan 3 Seoul.
According to Air Presto connoisseur and collector @prestology, this Air Presto is potentially a nod to one of the rarest Air Prestos in history – the “Pusan Panthers” PE designed by Pusan American School students in the early 2000s. That version also featured a wild striped upper in dark navy and yellow.
A release date has yet to be confirmed, although product pages have appeared on European retailers. For now, check the detailed look and stay tuned for updates.
The Nike Air Presto “South Korea” has been revealed in toddler sizes.
The Nike Air Presto “South Korea” launches on May 15th.
Nike Air Presto “South Korea”
Release Date: May 15th, 2020
Color: White/Metallic Gold/Black/Red Orbit
Style Code: CJ1229-100
Make sure to follow @kicksfinder for live tweets during the release date.
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