As we gear up for the Rio 2016 Olympics in August, so do some of our favourite brands like adidas and Nike. A few of DopeKoto’s favourite silhouettes are set to release (or have) over the coming weeks prior to the quadrennial gathering of the world’s greatest athletes.

And unsurprisingly most of the sneakers are pretty much American-themed.


Nike Air Max BW PRM

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The Nike Air Classic BW, better known as the Air Max BW, made its first appearance back in 1991. Five years later during Summer of 1996, it was introduced as an athlete’s shoe at the Olympics in Atlanta and then released to general public in 2004. Now over a decade later, the USA Olympic-themed shoe makes its return and be sure that it’s still one of the most sought-after BW colourways, especially for those who are avid Air Max collectors.

Nike Air Presto

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Over 15 years have gone by since the Nike ‘Olympic’ Presto made its first appearance, originally released for the Sydney Summer Olympics in 2000. Presto fiends can rejoice as this gem is making a welcomed return in July.

The tongue features caressing gold wings on both sides of the USA sigil, with concentric blue circles forming a gradient-like pattern on a light grey neoprene upper. This “t-shirt shoe” is supported by a navy midsole and hints of red are added to complete the shoe – paying homage to the American patriotism and celebrations on Independence day.

Adidas Ultra Boost

adidas is also joining in on the Olympic celebrations with another rendition of the ever-so-popular Ultra Boost model. The Olympic range features metallic heel counters in three different colours inspired by the gold, silver and bronze medals awarded to athletes. Made with a black (primarily) primeknit upper, leather tongue and the new durable Continental sole, these sleek Ultra Boosts will sell out quick during August!

Nike Air More Uptempo (Olympic)

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As for the Basketball fans, Nike also unveils the release of Scottie Pippen’s ’96 Olympic Air More Uptempo. Following the recent retro of the black and white colourway, this USA-inspired Uptempo is a must-have for any ardent ’90s basketball fan. The eight-time NBA All-Defensive First Team star’s shoe will have the number eight embroidered in the heel tab to commemorate his Olympic jersey number.


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