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…The Olympics have got sole?

Nike Sole Materials

Nike has designed an entire line of custom shoes for each sport in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

While that doesn’t seem like anything special, keep in mind that in addition to the usual sports like Track and Field and Basketball, sports like Gymnastics, Wushu, Kayaking, Wind Surfing, Taekwondo, Equestrian, and Fencing also need unique shoes to enhance the athlete’s abilities.

For a full rundown, check out NOTCOT for a look at both the shoes, and the unique sole materials that help each athlete perform at their peak.

[NOTCOT – Nike 2008 Olympic Footwear]

[NOTCOT – Nike Olympic Sole Materials]

…William Spencer is reinventing skateboarding?

William Spencer’s skateboarding style is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. It’s part skateboarding, part gymnastics, part old school, and part Rube Goldberg, all rolled into a very high-energy package. This clip, part of The Denver Shop’s Hollarado video, is sure to make Will a well known name in the future.

And here’s a few more sections from the Hollarado video, which looks like it’s going to be a classic.


Shad Spencer



Nathan Fantasia

[The Denver Shop]

[Via: Josh Spear]