* A range of fashionable sneakers featuring Team USA colors – red, white and blue
* Ideal for cheering on the home team during the 2018 Winter Olympics
* Includes options for style, sports and mixing the two
If it’s time to replace your old sneakers or you just love buying new shoes, consider supporting the U.S. Olympic Team (at least in spirit) with your next shoe purchase. The 2018 Winter Olympics just kicked off, and what better to show your American spirit than with a pair of sneakers adorned in red, white and blue?
While some may say that you can’t achieve a stylish mix with shoes in the nation’s colors, the most popular shoe producers in the country disagree. Nike, Puma and Converse have come up with patriotic footwear to turn heads in a good way. Below, you’ll find a mix of trainers and casual footwear that are made for the national pride you’ll feel when Team USA bring home the gold(s).
1. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi
You wouldn’t try to reinvent the wheel, so why reinvent a shoe style that works? Converse’s Chuck Taylor shoe is a classic. From the original introduction in 1917, this non-skid basketball shoe has seen little change and yet still looks as cool and stylish as it did back then. This model in particular features a punchy eye-catching red, right up to the hi-tip finish. The outsole and rubber toe cap are outfitted in bright white.
2. Converse Chuck Taylor Americana High Top
Another patriotic pair from the Chuck Taylor collection, these Converse shoes are made for Americans who love to show off their nationality. Wearing these shoes is like adorning yourself with the American flag. They feature red and white stripes surrounding a blue, star-spangled tongue and rear central line. However, these Converse still feature the unmistakable All Star ankle patch and hi-top style.
3. Nike Cortez Basic Nylon
The Cortez Sneaker is another shoe based on a retro style. Building on the success of the original 1972 version while introducing a slightly wider heel, some modified design lines along with the addition of lace dubrae, your feet will continue to ooze style when you step out in these Nike classics. The relaxed blue color mixed with white and silver is great for giving a nod to America while keeping a shoe that can match with almost any casual attire.
4. Nike Roshe One Essential iD
Featuring a splash of red, white and blue, these Nike Roshe One Essential iD shoes were born from the concept of meditation. You can feel the mix of the waffle outsole with the rock-garden inspired insole, that creates relief with every step. The simplistic design is both fashionable and understated. Your feet will also enjoy the cushioned collar and Solarsoft sock liner that delivers an extremely comfortable fit.
5. Puma Suede Platform Trace Valentine’s Day Women’s Sneakers
If your favorite color is red, then Puma may have the shoe for you. Inspired by Valentine’s Day, these women’s sneakers feature a delightful Barbados Cherry color, which spreads all over, including the rubber outsole and laces. The shoe’s stylish design comes from the very look that gave Puma their original success, and today it returns to make your Valentine’s Day and this Winter Olympics season a time to remember.
6. Puma Fierce Rope Velvet Rope Women’s Training Shoes
These Puma Fierce Rope Shoes mix the style of the catwalk with all the function you’ll need when you’re training. The lightweight build works alongside the customizable lacing system to allow you to choose your style depending on whether you’re heading out with friends or hitting the gym. The combination also makes creating a slip-on version of the shoe quite easy. This pair comes in blue and has a gum rubber outsole with an additional thickness for support.
7. Nike Zoom KDX
The Nike Zoom KDX model is a versatile shoe that can be used in a number of ways, including casual wear, running and, of course, playing basketball. The shoe boasts a racer blue color with hints of yellow and red. Plus, it has been constructed from Nike’s Flyknit fabric, which helps provide comfort through its stretchiness and breathability. The shoes also feature oversized laces that give extra support by wrapping further around your feet compared to average shoes.
8. Nike Shox Gravity
Add a little extra bounce to your team support with Nike Shox Gravity shoes. Featuring a good mix of red, white and blue, no one will be confused about which team you’re supporting. In addition, the new design features a re-tooled system that helps to rebound every step you take in order to give you a weightless, zero-gravity feel as you walk or run. The shoes additionally boast Nike’s Flywire cables with a cinch lacing system to give a secure fit and a faster tying time.
9. Nike Metcon 4 iD
If you are searching for a solid training shoe that will cover a range of activities yet still manage to provide a comfortable fit and stylish look, the Nike Metcon 4 iD is a great choice. Inside the shoe, you’ll find a midsole which is firmer at the rear for support and softer at the front to allow flexible movement. The sole is also made from a grippable rubber to ensure you always have the traction you need during active work.