09 May 2012
If it's almost time for Manny Pacquiao to fight again, that must mean it's almost time for him to get another cool pair of trainers from Nike. At least that's how it's been for the past three or four bouts for Pac-Man.
Pictured above is the Nike Air Trainer 1.3 Max Manny Pacquiao, which goes on sale on May 18 for $170. It sports a full length Max Air bag, a Hyperfuse base, and all of the colors of the Filipino flag. The metallic blue in the back is especially sharp.
Manny's Nike logo can be found on the heel and on the insoles, where Pacquiao is also pictured with a glowing fist a la Danny Rand (comic geek reference!). The inside of the tongue reads "Ninong Knows," and since my Tagalog is a little rusty, I had to look up that it translates to "Godfather Knows."
One would expect that the Nike Store will offer more Pacquiao merchandise leading up to his June 9 showdown with Timothy Bradley, because that's usually how it goes. But it could be one of the final times we see the swoosh on his stuff, because it's still possible he jumps over to Brand Jordan when his current deal expires.
(Props as always to Sole Collector for the inside scoop on Manny's kicks.)