Nike designs first-ever Olympic skateboarding uniforms for Tokyo 2020
Colourful artworks decorate the skateboarding uniforms that Nike has designed for the sport’s Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 summer games. And honestly, we would totally wear them every day.
The sportswear company has created uniforms for three countries, the United States, France and Brazil. They will all be bringing teams to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to compete in the sport’s first street and park competitions at the Olympic level.
Nike partnered with Dutch artist and ex-skateboarder Piet Parra to design artwork for each of the federation’s uniforms. Each look is intended to be unique to the country’s style and intended to pay homage to its sporting history. According to Nike, this year’s games are on track to be the hottest temperature ever, so the aim was to create a uniform that would be lightweight and breathable.
Nike said it also focused design efforts on making pieces that are at the “forefront of sustainability” by using more environmentally conscious manufacturing processes and recycled materials.
All of the skateboarding jerseys will be made from 100 per cent recycled polyester comprising “water bottles and other things that would go to waste,” according to Nike. We can’t wait to see them in the Olympics!