U.S. Olympic Gymnasts Love Nike’s Medal Stand Sneakers

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Day Eleven
Simone Biles of USA wins gold, with Aly Raisman of USA winning silver and Amy Tinkler of Team GB winning bronze in in the Women's Floor Exercise Final during day eleven of the Rio Olympics 2016.
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Nike’s had plenty of visibility at the Rio Olympics, but nothing has turned heads quite like the brand’s vibrant Free RN Flyknit “Medal Stand” running shoes.

The volt-colored sneakers have been worn by Team USA’s winning athletes during at the podium, and according to USA Today, the gymnastics teams have taken quite a liking to the attention-grabbing footwear.

“Oh, we love these things. They’re so bright. You can’t miss us. You can see them from a mile away,” said star gymnast Simone Biles.

Nike Free RN Flyknit "Medal Stand" The volt green Nike Free RN Flyknit sneakers worn by Team USA’s Olympic medalists at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Courtesy of brand

“I love them. I saw that Brazil has the same ones, so I think they figured bright yellow goes with every single color. It’s very 2016. It’s on trend,” said Aly Raisman.

With nearly 100 athletes already taking to the podium in the shoes, the volt Flyknit sneakers have been impossible to miss at the event.

The sneakers are winning over the men’s team, too. “They’re so comfy. And they’re bright. I love it. I mean, I’m from Miami. I’m all about bright colors,” said silver medalist Danell Leyva.

You can buy the “Medal Stand” Free RN Flyknits now from nike.com for $130.

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