On Saturday, the Ohio State Buckeyes football team will wear an all-black uniform for the first time in history. But first, Nike is giving fans a chance to celebrate the occasion with a special edition shoe.
The Nike Air Max Effort Ohio State features a blacked out upper in honor of the moment, with crimson accents and a white midsole aligning the aesthetic with the classic team colors (sans silver). But this is no mere vague homage.
The shoe ramps up its official bona fides with Ohio State’s logo on the outside of each tongue and “TRAIN LIKE A BUCKEYE” script emblazoned on the backside, then culminates in a bold pattern. OSU’s signature Buckeye helmet stickers are printed all over each heel and finished in a reflective print, promising when lighting changes team loyalty gets even louder.
The Nike Air Max Effort Ohio State hits select retailers tomorrow, October 16, including online on Nike.com and Eastbay.com beginning at 10am EDT/7am PDT. Here’s the Eastbay purchase link.
Nike Air Max Effort TR “Ohio State”
Black/University Red-White-Hyper Crimson
Style #: 705367-061
16 October 2015