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6 Iconic Olympic Shoes That Gave Sure-Shot Victories To Elite Players

The stories behind a few iconic shoes that played a major role in player's victory.

6 Iconic Olympic Shoes That Gave Sure-Shot Victories To Elite Players
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What all basics do you need in a sports kit?

Not only a sports player but an ordinary person can answer this question. A tracksuit, water bottle, your sports device and shoes.

Well, you can survive without rest for once, but I think shoes are very necessary because they direct and divert your way of walking, running and playing. And therefore, shoes should be designed specially to suit your requirements so that they lead to your success.

Shoes have always been playing a very major role from a long time and here we have a variety of 6 most iconic sneakers of the 1996 Summer Olympics.


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1. The Olympic gold shoes were created for track legend Michael Johnson.

1. The Olympic gold shoes were created for track legend Michael Johnson.

The colour of the shoes defined the way athletes and the shoe company work in collaboration.

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2. These are Nike air Max Classic USA shoes.

2. These are Nike air Max Classic USA shoes.
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3. These are Nike Air More Uptempo.

3. These are Nike Air More Uptempo.
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4. These are Nike Zoom Flight.

4. These are Nike Zoom Flight.
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5. Nike Zoom Long Jump shoes were made for track and field events.

5. Nike Zoom Long Jump shoes were made for track and field events.

While creating the shoes, Tobie Hatfield noticed that Michael's right leg rotated significantly.

While creating the shoes, Tobie Hatfield noticed that Michael's right leg rotated significantly.
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Therefore, Tobie, the Nike designer, created a custom spike plate for each foot.

Nike has been releasing many versions of these shoes, but these are original.

Nike has been releasing many versions of these shoes, but these are original.
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6. Nike Air Rupt. were designed by Dawn Staley, a three-time Olympian basketballer.

6. Nike Air Rupt. were designed by Dawn Staley, a three-time Olympian basketballer.
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Lisa Leslie dominated the court in these shoes and became four-time Olympic gold medal winner.

Lisa Leslie dominated the court in these shoes and became four-time Olympic gold medal winner.

These were worn by Scottie Pippen who is a two-time Olympic gold medalist.

These were worn by Scottie Pippen who is a two-time Olympic gold medalist.
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When Wilson Smith showed these shoes to Tinker Hatfield, another Nike designer, he said, "Well, it's bad design, and you'll sell millions."

These shoes were lighter and helped the players to keep closer to the ground.

These shoes were lighter and helped the players to keep closer to the ground.
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This is Carl Lewis, an Olympic medalist, wearing Nike Zoom Long Jump.

This is Carl Lewis, an Olympic medalist, wearing Nike Zoom Long Jump.
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Want one for yourselves?

Want one for yourselves?
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During the Olympics, Nike usually releases similar shoes and colour combos to the ones they design for athletes.

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