Nike Is Re-Releasing Sneakers That The “Dream Team” Wore During The 1992 Summer Olympics
Over the course of the last six months, the 2012 men’s Olympic basketball team has been compared to the 1992 Summer Olympics “Dream Team” more than a few times. The thought is that the ’12 team could potentially be every bit as talented as the ’92 team. And while they’re not likely to stick it to other teams quite like the ’92 team did, there have been a lot of people out there who have wondered aloud which of the two teams is better. But when it comes to which squad has the better sneakers, there’s no doubt: The ’92 team had the sneaker game on lock and, therefore, deserves the gold.
Okay, okay, so we can’t actually say that the ’12 team doesn’t have some sick sneakers of its own. From the Nike LeBron 9 to the adidas adiZero Rose, they’ve got a pretty diesel lineup of footwear. However, the nostalgia factor alone gives the ’92 team the edge. And this summer, Nike Sportswear is planning on celebrating the 20th anniversary of the “Dream Team” by releasing the “Dream Team” Collection—a select group of sneakers that were originally worn during the summer that Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Patrick Ewing, & Co. dominated the world. The shoes included in the collection are the Air Force 1, the Air Force 180, the High Air More Uptempo, the Shox BB4, and the Zoom Huarache 2k4. Each sneaker will be released in a red, white, and blue colorway with hits of gold (to represent that precious gold medal that the Dream Team won, of course!). They’re guaranteed to stir up a lot of memories.
We’re not sure when these will be dropping yet. But if we had to guess, we think they’ll be out sometime in late June or July to coincide with the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. We can’t decide which one is our favorite yet. Any ideas? We’re thinking maybe the More Uptempo or the 180. Either way, we can’t wait to see which current Olympic players decide to don a pair of these during the Olympics. Should be epic.