Get the look: Olympic runners' kicks
Who said running can’t be fashionable? The runners in this year’s 2012 Summer Olympics are no exception to the trends this summer. Most of the runners are zooming around the track in brightly colored kicks.
Run like the pros and get your favorite athlete’s bright footgear.
First-place marathon runner Shalane Flanagan (top right), prefers to run in Nike Lunar Spider running shoes. Although her shoes are not bright neon, she still adds some color to her step with a bright pink. These shoes are available online at Nike.com for $160. These shoes are customizable so you can change them to your color preference. To get the exact color scheme Flanagan likes, you will need to customize the shoe: white upper color, pink overlay color, pink tongue and lining, gray flywire color, black swoosh color, pink lace, DSP outsole and white midsole.
Desiree Davila, second-place marathon runner, spices up her running shoes with a bright red, gray and white color scheme. The bright red captures the eyes of the onlookers especially complemented with a white background. Davila captured attention as she scored a spot on the 2012 summer games U.S. team wearing the T7 Racer available at BrooksRunning.com for only $85.
Kara Goucher ran to third place during the Olympic marathon trials with the most brightly colored kicks on the USA team. Her shoes, more pink than white, are the Nike LunaRacer+ for women for $100. Neon is an athletic favorite, as Goucher was seen wearing bright neon-yellow running shoes nearly four years ago at the New York marathon. Similar styles can be found at Nike.com.
Amy Hastings is no stranger to brightly colored running shoes. During the 2012 Olympic trials she ran in bright green and blue Brooks Wire 2 spikes. The spikes allowed her to take the lead at the last minute of the 10,000m trial race. She dug her green spikes into the ground and managed to win first place -- and a trip to London.