Team USA's Yellow Sneakers Won't Be Around Long

by Jessica Thomas

If you've been tuning in to the Olympics for the past two weeks, chances are you've noticed the amazing neon yellow sneakers Team USA wears during medal ceremonies. I mean, considering they're highlighter yellow sneakers, it's hard not to notice them every time a member of Team USA is on the podium.

The super bright yellow kicks happen to be from one of Nike's signature collections — the Nike Free RN FlyKnit in a neon shade called Volt. The shoes are currently available on the Nike website for $130, which is pretty much par for the course with what other Nike's cost. But as soon as I saw them, I had to wonder — are those neon yellow sneakers limited edition, or will they be around long after the Olympics end?

Turns out, the answer isn't too easy to find. Nike hasn't released any information about the sneakers so far, and it's required sleuthing from sites like Sole Collector to find out any information about the shoes. However, another Sole Collector article may have pointed me to the answer. Turns out, the Olympians wore a similar bright yellow pair of Nikes at the 2012 London Olympics, and they were quick to sell out.


I have no doubt the super cool Nikes from this year's Olympics will quickly sell out too, and while there may be a restock or two, I have a feeling that Nike won't keep them around forever. After all, they're always releasing new shades of their signature shoes like the FlyKnits, and they can't keep every shade in stock forever.

Nike Free RN FlyKnits, $172, Amazon

Plus with shoes that look this cool, I have a feeling that fans are going to want to scoop up shoes that make them feel like an Olympian.


So what are you waiting for? If you're as into these shoes as I am, grab a pair now before they sell out (maybe for good).