Forget shirts, jerseys, and pants; the new way to show off your school pride is with a pair of color themed kicks! If you missed it, Nike released their latest editions of the Free Trainer V8 Week Zero college collection last week, and every single pair is fantastic.
Each pair is specifically colored and logo-ed for a different school, 21 in all, including four in the Big 12: TCU, Texas, West Virginia, and Oklahoma State. They’re each unique to the school, and all pretty awesome. The only question now is, which is the best?
There is something to be said for a pair of clean kicks. Burnt orange aside, these are fantastic, and if I was a Texas fan I’d be snapping up about 10 pairs for my collection. The state of Texas with the star on Austin in the heel is a nice touch.
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2. Oklahoma State
I feel like these are the most interesting of the four pairs. They don’t finish No. 1 because there is still some internal debate among fans over the Marshall Badge logo, but I can promise the younger generation of fans and players are going to love them. Plus, that interior detailing is nice.
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3. West Virginia
These look exactly like the kind of shoes my grandfather would wear. But, I mean that in an endearing and not insulting way. Seriously, my grandfather is pretty cool. These are some solid kicks with great coloring. I’ve always enjoyed WVU’s navy and gold color combo. That interior chevron-stitch pattern is really cool too.
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These aren’t bad, they’re just my least favorite. Understated with less detailing than the others, the “TCU” doesn’t stand out enough and I wish there was another color accent to go with the Purple, other than black. They just don’t “pop” as much as I would like. That said, they’re clean and would like very nice walking the campus in Fort Worth.
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While I’m sure we won’t all agree on our favorites, I think we can all agree on one thing; the need to get a pair! The shoes cost $109 a pair and are available for purchase now.