In the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, both the Canadian men’s and women’s hockey teams outlasted the United States’ respective teams in both tournaments. Despite skating as guests in Salt Lake City, Utah’s E Center and Peaks Ice Arena, the Canadian squads overcame giving up home ice advantage. Nike has since then conjured up what might very well function as inspiration for the Canadian hockey teams to prevent the United States from returning the favor when the Winter Olympic Games come to Vancouver in 2010.
Nike releases the MMX Collection on August 6, 2009 with a series of three superior training shoes. The first shoe pictured is the Nike Air Trainer 1- an updated version of the original hybrid model- and represents ice. The concept of team is said to have inspired the collection’s second shoe- the Nike Free Sparq 09, which boasts the low-top design necessary for vigorous training. And the Nike Zoom Swift TR rounds out the MMX Collection by depicting fire. The shoe series will be available for purchase at select Nike retailers throughout Canada.