As the Oregon Ducks fly to Las Vegas for the Pac-12 Championship Game Utah, Nike has them dressing the part of winner with some special footwear for the big game. The Swoosh revives the timeless “Galaxy” pattern, imposing it onto the upper of the Nike Vaporposite Cleats, and blending it with the signature green hue that has allowed Oregon uniforms to stand out from the rest of the pack. Paired with the oily iridescent finish on the cleated bottoms, this Vaporposite will be a showstopper come this Friday.
Originally debuting in 2012, the “Galaxy” pattern first surfaced on the Air Foamposite One as part of Nike Basketball’s earth-shattering collection for All-Star Weekend. Fondly dubbed the “Big Bang” Pack, this Air Foamposite One was the cause for nationwide campouts, and in some cases, violent riots. This forced Nike to rethink their sneaker release procedures, setting the foundation for the current lottery-based system we have today.