Staff Pick's, Olympic Edition August 06 2016, 0 Comments
For this weeks staff picks, the Padded Room team is celebrating the Summer Olympics. So in honor of the games, each staff member will be picking their favorite USA themed sneaker. But, with a myriad of red, white, and blue kicks to choose from, this was not an easy choice for anyone.
Bo's Pick: Villa x ASICS x Wale Gel Lyte III "Bottle Rocket"
While technically not an olympic shoe, these certainly show off style and patriotism. Not to mention the classic gel lyte III's are a nice change from all of the Nike's and Jordan's that dominate during Olympic season.
Pick up your pair here: http://mypaddedroom.com/products/asics-gel-lyte-iii-x-villa-x-wale-bottle-rocket
Jahi's Pick: Jordan 3 Retro "True Blue"
I'll never understand why these aren't often thought of as a USA themed shoe. Without a doubt these are a must for any true American. Did I mention that they'd go great with your '88 Olympic Jersey?
Pick up your pair here: http://mypaddedroom.com/products/air-jordan-3-retro-true-blue-2011
Ben's Pick: Nike Air More Uptempo "Olympic"
This was not an easy choice for anyone [except for Ben]. Ben actually had a very easy choice because these are some of his all time favorite shoes, not just for the olympics. Who can blame him? Bold white "AIR", midnight blue creating the perfect contrast, and don't forget those gold and red accents!
pick up your pair here: http://mypaddedroom.com/products/nike-air-more-uptempo-olympic-2012-used-size-11
Alex's Pick: Nike Air Max 90 Hyperfuse "Indy Red"
I didn't want to pick another all red shoe but it was a necessary evil because I refused to leave this pair out of this blog and I couldn't convince Jahi to pick them for his entry. While I wasn't ecstatic about choosing these, they are a dope shoe. That being said, there isn't much to these: all red, hyperfuse uppers, classic air max soles, and that coveted American flag on the tongue; sometimes less is more.
Pick up your pair here: http://mypaddedroom.com/products/nike-air-max-90-hyp-qs-usa-used-size-10
Is your favorite USA/Olympic pair of sneakers missing from our picks? Let us know in the comments.