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Celebrate the Olympics with sneakers

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Cool shoes for the Olympics

With the Beijing Olympics right around the corner, several shoe companies have released sneakers for both men and women in styles created especially for the Olympics.
Nike Dunk Gyrizo BMX pack
Celebrate the Beijing Olympics by purchasing a pair of these fabulous sneakers. You can find many of these shoes at your local sneaker store or favorite online shop, while others are limited editions which are a little harder to find.

Nike Dunk Gyrizo BMX pack

With BMX an official Olympic sport for the first time, Nike has released a BMX inspired pack that is comprised of four unique pairs of sneakers. From a patriotic red, white a blue shoe to a shoe that features Chinese colors and symbols, this pack is truly universal.

Nike Huarache Olympics Birds Nest Stadium

Nike Huarache '08 - Olympics Birds Nest Stadium

One of the lasting images of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games will likely be the Beijing National Stadium. This stadium, which has been nicknamed Birds Nest Stadium, has a wacky and eccentric design that inspired these Nike Huarache sneakers.

Adidas Conductor Hi "Olympic 1988"

Adidas originally released these shoes for the 1998 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. With a simple colorway and a distinctive shape, these Adidas sneakers have been especially popular heading into this year's Olympics.

Nike Beijing Olympics dunk low color pack

This 2008 Beijing Olympic Games inspired Nike pack will be released on Aug. 8, which is the date of the opening ceremonies. Each of the shoes in this pack is almost comprised of one solid color.

Nike Air Max 1 - Olympic perforated metal pack

Nike Air Max 1 - Olympic perforated metal pack

Every athlete's goal at the Olympics is to bring home the gold. These gold sneakers symbolize that worldwide goal. Using a perforated version of gold, these shoes really draw a lot of attention. If gold is too flashy, you can also find these in silver.

Nike Zoom Lebron Soldier II China edition

If you tune in to watch Team USA try to reclaim the gold medal in basketball, you are sure to see LeBron James in the middle of the action. To commemorate the occasion, Nike has released these special LeBron shoes that include a lot of Chinese imagery. Released primarily in China, you can find these shoes on ebay.

Nike Hyperdunk Kobe Bryant "Black Mamba"

Along with LeBron James, Kobe Bryant is the biggest name on Team USA's basketball team. Fresh off of an MVP season in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe will be wearing the Nike Black Mamba sneakers that feature a complicated yet slick looking design.

Reebok Hexride - Yao Ming

Reebok Hexride - Yao Ming

Yao Ming is arguably the most famous Chinese athlete and could end up being the most talked about athlete in Beijing. Yao Ming, the star center for the Houston Rockets of the NBA, will be sporting these energetic sneakers made by Reebok.

Nike China 1984 Olympics pack

The throwback look is very hot in the sneaker industry. To take advantage of that fact, Nike is releasing these shoes that take a trip down memory lane – all the way to 1984. With a 1980's style color scheme and design, you can get much more old school. These shoes were released at Undefeated in Los Angeles and other sneaker shops.

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