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Nike designers have created a new pair of Air Trainer SC High ATL sneakers to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Olympics Games in Atlanta.
The new shoes have a reflective green leather and green suede body with golden metal on the sides and a multicolored confetti sole. The tongue of the left shoe features a Georgia peach, and inside each shoe is the Nike logo framed in a laurel wreath. The color scheme matches that of the official Centennial Olympic Games logo.
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The 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta have a history of interesting footwear choices: Michael Johnson’s gold Nike running shoes carried him across the finish line and helped make history as he set the world record for the fastest 200-meter dash ever, until Usain Bolt broke his record in 2008.
The new shoes are currently available for purchase on the Nike SNKRS app, according to Nike.
The sneaker will retail for $140, according to Sole Collector. The blog says the shoe will be available July 19, although a Nike spokesperson has said the shoes are currently available through the Nike app.
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