Original Story (7/16/20): One of the most legendary and exclusive sneakers of the 2000’s is finally getting a public release.

For the 2000 Olympic games, Nike produced an extremely limited run of teal and gold Air Prestos for athletes on the national team and VIPs related to the games. The shoes have since become some of the most coveted Prestos ever released with some pairs making their way into the hands of collectors through rediscovered backstock or via incredible bargain bin thrift store finds.

Now, however, the model has been reproduced as an almost exact replica and is finally being let out to the public—sort of. The shoe is currently available exclusively through Australian sneaker retailer Supply Store as a region-locked raffle; that is, if you’re not in Australia, you’re out of luck. Registration has already closed, but an influx of models onto the resale market is likely to result in a pricing change.

Photos from Supply Store indicate the new version of the Presto changes essentially nothing from the original model. The shoe features a teal upper with yellow embroidered stars representing Australia’s flag on the toebox. The model is rounded out by a white cage with “AUS” printed on the heel and an Australia patch on the shoe’s tongue.

Check out photos of the model below and stay tuned for any info on a wider release.

Nike Air Presto “Australian Olympics 2020”
Color: Fresh Water/Varsity Maize-Midnight Navy
Style Code: CJ1229-301
Release Date: August 14, 2020 (US)
Price: $130 USD

Update (7/31/20): The Australian Olympics Air Prestos (also nicknamed the “Fresh Water” Prestos) are officially getting a US release via Nike SNKRS. The pair goes on sale at 9AM Central Time on August 14th for $130. The pair also recently released in Europe at select retailers, so it’s possible these will drop at US stockists as well. Grab a look at the official Nike SNKRS images below.

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  1. Hi! I have one of the original 2000 pairs from the Sydney Olympic Games. They are still boxed, wrapped and unlaced. I was NIKE’s Olympic Sports Marketing Manager for the Sydney Olympics and my primary role was to look after the Australian Olympic Team’s Product needs.

    I was wondering whether you knew how rare the original shoes are etc etc.

    Anything you know and can share would be appreciated.

    Many thanks,

    David Tucker


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