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Nike SB Announces Parra-Designed Skateboard Federation Kits for the Tokyo Olympic Games
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Nike SB Announces Parra-Designed Skateboard Federation Kits for the Tokyo Olympic Games 

The excitement ahead of the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games this July is high, with that the Nike‘s skate-focused Nike SB sub-label has just now unveiled federation kits for four countries: the USA, Japan, Brazil and France, all designed by famous artist and former professional skateboarder Piet Parra. This time, the Tokyo Games marks the debut of the recognition of skateboarding as an Olympic event. It’s a significant occasion for the skaters and the Swoosh alike — so each federation (or country)’s kit is rife with special details.

Deriving its elements from Japanese art and the rich scenery that’s often found in it, all of the four kits serves a special Pantone color palette, that was originally inspired by a sport that’s popular in its respective country. The USA uses rich navy and red with cool aqua blue, Japan brings pink, orange and red to contrast with its own aqua blue, Brazil offers a unique palette of blues, greens and yellows and France offers its own mix of blue, red orange and pink. Even a bird associated with each country directly above the left side of each kit’s bottom hem is featured.

“When we talked to Piet about the designs, we asked him, ‘Take what’s happening in Tokyo out of the picture for a second; if you were to make a kit on your own, what would it be?’” stated Nike’s design lead Donavan Harris, in support for the kits. Diving into the technicalities, each kit is crafted of a special woven yarn that’s designed to not stick to the rider’s skin, to make sure they stay cool in the scorching Tokyo sun.

Keep an eye for the Nike SB Olmypic skateboarding kits to debut in July at the Tokyo Games on skaters like Nyjah Huston, Yuto Horigome and Leticia Bufoni ahead of its summer release on the Nike webstore.

Nike SB Announces Parra-Designed Skateboard Federation Kits for the Tokyo Olympic Games
Nike SB Announces Parra-Designed Skateboard Federation Kits for the Tokyo Olympic Games
Nike SB Announces Parra-Designed Skateboard Federation Kits for the Tokyo Olympic Games
Nike SB Announces Parra-Designed Skateboard Federation Kits for the Tokyo Olympic Games
Nike SB Announces Parra-Designed Skateboard Federation Kits for the Tokyo Olympic Games
Nike SB Announces Parra-Designed Skateboard Federation Kits for the Tokyo Olympic Games
Nike SB Announces Parra-Designed Skateboard Federation Kits for the Tokyo Olympic Games
Nike SB Announces Parra-Designed Skateboard Federation Kits for the Tokyo Olympic Games

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