Where To Get Team USA's Neon Kicks

by Katharine McEntee

Team USA started off the 2016 Olympics in style at the Opening Ceremony festivities dressed in Ralph Lauren-designed uniforms, but the chicness didn’t stop there. While USA's attire throughout the games has been fashionable, functional, and patriotic, it is Team USA’s yellow sneakers at the Olympics medal ceremonies that have caused quite a bit of buzz amongst athletes and fashionistas alike.

The U.S. team rarely steps outside of the red, white, and blue color scheme at the Olympic games, but not this year. While U.S. athletes wear only their country’s colors during competitions, they have been adding a neon yellow to their otherwise patriotic uniforms at medal ceremonies. This unexpected pop of color comes from the athletes' super cool kicks, which are designed by none other than Nike.

The sneakers of note are the Nike RN Fly Knit shoes in the color Volt, according to Sole Collector. Although the yellow kicks might come as a surprise, I happen to think they look pretty darn cool. Not only are they a great way to spot American medalists, but they happen to color-coordinate well with their bling.

Luckily for us, they have yet to sell out. So if you are hoping to dress like an Olympian, look no further, as I’ve rounded up the nine coolest neon kicks out there — including Team USA's exact sneakers.


1. Exact Match

Nike Free RN FlyKnit, $130, Nike

While it is possible that the Olympians have a more tricked-out version of the Nike Free RN Flyknit than the ones that are currently being sold online, these neon kicks look identical to the ones rocked by Team USA at the medal ceremonies.

2. White & Neon

NikeCourt Air Zoom Ultra, $100, Nike

Liven up your workout wardrobe with this volt-colored Nike shoe.

3. Reflective

Nike Free 5.0 Flash iD, $165, Nike

Reflective and neon shoes? No one will miss you in these Nike Frees.

4. Blue/Green

Women's Vazee Pace Running Shoe, $99.95, Amazon

A little more colorful than the Olympic medal shoes, these neon sneakers are just yearning to go for a jog.

5. Monochrome

Asics Women's Gel-Quantum 360 Running Shoe, $170, Asics

Asics' shade of green shoes prove that monochrome doesn't mean boring.

6. Speckled Sole

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11iD, $180, Nike

Add a little pep to your step with these Nike Air shoes and their fun and colorful sole.

7. Yellow

Ignite Ultimate PwrCool Women's Running Shoes, $60, Puma

Whether you prefer all-black gym-wear or like a lively workout set, these bright yellow shoes will add a pop of color to any and every outfit.

8. Little Bit Of Neon

Nike Zoom Streak 6 Unisex, $110, Nike

Are bright and flashy details not really your thing? Try this subdued and slightly neon Nike sneaker.

9. Technicolor

Nike Zoom Streak LT 3 ULTD, $80, Nike

Want to really make a statement? Try a rainbow-hued neon shoe like this zoom streak sneaker from Nike.

Now you can walk like an Olympian in a pair of neon kicks.

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