For the Shaolinquan – Mandarin for “Martial Arts” – Nike consulted with wushu masters and martial artists the world over to perfect the stylish and practical design. Weighing in at only 4.75 oz., the Shaolinquan is made with kangaroo leather and has the Chinese characters for “Hero Inside – Release It” stitched into the heel.

Practitioners of “the sweet science” need not worry about their ability to float like butterflies and sting like bees when wearing the ADISTAR BOXING shoe. It's designed to keep the boxer’s weight on the balls of their feet, allowing for quicker and more responsive movement in the ring.

Designed for gymnasts, the Pidima (Greek for “Leap”) is the smallest shoe Nike has ever produced. The shoe is designed for the vault competition, where gymnasts have to attain full speed in a short distance. The shoe is incredibly lightweight and has a neutral, skin-toned color – that way, the focus is on the athlete, not the shoe.

The ADISTAR WRESTLING shoe was designed not only to take a beating in the ring, but also to give the wrestler the kind of support and agility from a shoe never before seen. It boasts Adidas’ “RadialCurve” contour on the heel, which hugs the sole to every area of the foot at all times.

The original Theseus was developed for the 2004 Olympics and carried many athletes to the medal podium, so it’s no surprise that Puma decided to tweak and improve its already-established design to guarantee Gold. Though almost all of Nike’s shoes have Hellenic-inspired monikers (“Naftikos” for sailing, “Omada” for rowing, etc.), Puma’s Theseus was the original.

It’s no secret that athletes love to win, but they also love looking good while performing in front of enormous crowds. For long and triple jumpers, who strut their stuff (albeit at incredibly high speeds), Puma’s Complete Jump Croc gives them both the aesthetic and athletic edge on the competition.

Weightlifting is one of the original sports of the modern Olympics, debuting in 1896. ADISTAR WEIGHTLIFTING shoes blend centuries’ old technology with modern amenities – the wooden wedge in the heel gives uncompromising stability, while the PU-coated leather in the midfoot and forefoot areas offer a durable form-fitting hold.

7 Super Secret Olympic Shoes from Nike, Adidas, and Puma

For the Shaolinquan – Mandarin for "Martial Arts" – Nike consulted with wushu masters and martial artists the world over to perfect the stylish and practical design. Weighing in at only 4.75 oz., the Shaolinquan is made with kangaroo leather and has the Chinese characters for "Hero Inside – Release It" stitched into the heel.

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