For the first time Nike will offer three distinct outfits to be worn on the medal stand at the London 2012 Olympics. Athletes from different sports will receive different kits, each of which takes a contemporary approach to classic silhouettes.
“The medal stand is a pinnacle moment for these athletes,” said Global Olympic Creative Director, Martin Lotti. “The world is watching and we want to make sure the athlete looks and feels good in celebration of their achievement.”
The kits include Blazer Mid LR, Flyknit Trainer+ and Air Force 1 Lo/Slim sneakers paired up with classically designed tech pants and jackets from the Nike collection.
US tennis and wheelchair medallists will wear Nike 21st C. Windrunner, Nike Bowerman Tech Pant, Nike Flyknit Trainer+.
The 2012 US Olympic Tennis Team will consist of up to six men and six women, with a maximum of four men and four women competing in the singles competition and a maximum of two men’s and two women’s teams competing in doubles. The US will also be able to place a maximum of two mixed doubles teams in the competition, which will be contested at the Olympic Games for the first time.
The tennis tournament starts on July 28, and runs through Aug. 5.
Men’s and Women’s: USA Badminton, USA Trampoline, USA Cycling (Track), USA Canoe/Kayak, USA Weightlifting, USA Judo, USA Swimming, USA Gymnastics, USA Track and Field, USA Triathlon, USA Tennis, USA Sailing, USA Synchronized Swimming, USA Table Tennis, USA Rowing, USA Taekwondo, USA Modern Pentathlon.
Paralympic: Judo, Powerlifting, Goal Ball, Table Tennis, Cycling, Swimming, Rowing, Track and Field, Sailing, Wheelchair Tennis, Boccia, Fencing
1927 was the year of the crocodile. In 1927, René Lacoste triumphed the French Championships in Paris and the US Championships in Forest Hills, New York, defeating each time the apparently unbeatable American player Bill Tilden. That same year the polo L.12.12 came to life, a cotton pique t-shirt that still stands as the unmistakable symbol of Lacoste style.
The Tribute Collection by Lacoste was designed to celebrate René Lacoste’s victories: every model is inspired by a different Grand Slam victory.
You can find more about the shoes dedicated to 1925 and 1926 here. Below some pics of the sneakers consecrated to the crocodile’s year – Bryont (in both low and mid cut versions), Suzuka and Castera. The shoes will be available for purchase soon through select Lacoste retailers around the world.