Notice the cool technical jacket Michael Phelps was wearing as he was being interviewed by Bob Costas or the hoodies that Misty May and Kerri Walsh wore on the podium during their gold medal ceremony? You're not the only one, and that was Nike's plan all along. These special technical editions of staple Nike athletic gear are available for purchase through Nike.com and Nike Town locations here in the USA.
Out of all Nike's special Team USA gear, the most flashy and fashion forward is the Nike 21st C Windrunner V. The whole jacket is made from a special light reflective material with laser-cut details like an American flag and team name written across the back. But be warned before you fall in love- the retail price is $450. If you want something similar for less money, Nike has also dropped a Team USA version of their AW77 Tech Hoodie which features the same detailing as the Olympic Windrunner ($250).
The last and maybe the most noteworthy of the Nike Olympic podium gear is the Nike Flyknit Trainer ($150). The sneaker represents Nike's leap into a new knit technology for running. The sneaker is meant to be extremely light but also hug your foot and is a natural progression to their popular Free Run shoes.
Take a look at the items below and purchase them on Nike.com.