With just days away, the 2008 Summer Olympic in Beijing will mark a great stride in the sport of BMX. A total of 24 women and 32 men will compete at the debut event in front of 15,000 spectators. One team that is poise to take home medal(s) is the Team USA with 2 of the top men’s BMX riders – Mike Day, Kyle Bennett, and Donny Robinson. The 3 will be equip with a special tuned bike, a Nike jumpsuit with Aerographic zone venting and the blue/white Nike Dunk Gyrizo – USA.
As a homage to the pioneers that came before, Nike invited Bob Haro, the first superstar of the BMX culture, to create a one of the kind design. What Haro came up with was a checkerboard patterns which hark back to the golden age of BMX. Primarily in white/blue color scheme, the Nike Swoosh on the USA edition is made of an interwoven lattice work. And similar to other Dunk Gyrizo, the laces are made of Kevlar composite, with metallic eyelets to ensure endurance on the course. Ankle strap and lace pockets to keep all the appendages away from the spokes. Rubber outsole along with thinner midsole equal comfort and flexibility. Lastly, the sneaker is 100% SPD compatible. In case you’re wondering, the name Gyrizo means “gears” in Greek.
The Nike Dunk Gyrizo BMX Shoe – USA is currently available at NikeStore.com.
Color: White/Obsidian-Sport Red
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