“All good things to those who wait” should be made into a serum and injected into anyone leading a brand or event in 2020. From fashion shows to sport events and everything sneakers, “coming soon” announcements and pushed back release dates have been a floating pandemic. The Tokyo Olympics 2020 was scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August. But due to the pandemic’s carnivorous impact on the world got postponed for an entire year. We can’t even begin to imagine Tokyo’s devastation. But one thing’s for sure. And that’s brand support. We’re talking about the Nike Air Presto. Which shortened the distance between Tokyo and Australia. With the power of sentiment.
Australia Olympics 2000
So far, Australia has hosted two summer Olympics in history. The first was in Melbourne in 1956. And the second in Sydney in the year 2000. That’s twenty years ago, people. The first ever Nike Air Presto Australia was originally made exclusively for Friends & Family. And Australian Olympic athletes in 2000. Which obviously meant it was super limited and unavailable to the thirsty public. If it were a Nike SB Dunk that released with these hype efforts twenty years ago, fans would put an Olympic ring on it. But since it’s an Air Presto dropping, the anticipation is more for the sentimental value than the resale value. Which is fairly average in the $200-300 range.
Nike Air Presto “Australia”
As mentioned, Nike created an exact replica of the limited 2000 edition. By teaming up with Australian retailer Supply. Which offered a region locked raffle till July 16th.
Release Date: 24 July 2020
Retail Price: $140
Style Code: CJ1229-301
The freshwater colorway is symbolic of the Australian coast. And love for water life. Five stars land on the toe box. And an opaque synthetic cage masks the sides and heel. A golden Swoosh matches the five stars on the white midsole. Which also matches the sharp yellow outsole. And to confirm its Australian authenticity, the team patches “AUS” on the outer tongue. And prints it on the opaque heel. Since it’s an exact replica of the OG and is dropping on the day the Tokyo Olympics was supposed to start, it’s quite the catch. Check, if you’re an Aussie. Double check, if you made it to the game at the time!
Expect this Nike Air Presto to drop on SNS, asphaltgold, and BSTN.