With just 5 days left, 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. It not only will mark the first time that an “extreme” sport takes center stage in the world arena. The event will be the testing ground for Nike’s BMX gears, including the Nike Dunk Gyrizo.
In coordinating color gradients of red and white, the Nike Dunk Gyrizo – Japan is set to match with Nike BMX uniform, created specifically for the Japanese riders by WTAPS creative director, Tetsu “Tet” Nishiyama. A mix of patent leather and imprinted with large oval rings at the rear half. The Nike Dunk Gyrizo – Japan is representation of the highly prized Koi fish. 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 – Japan is currently available at NikeStore.com.
Color: White/White-Sport Red-Black
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