In what has become something of an annual tradition, Nike will release an Ohio State-themed sneaker in the weeks leading up to the 2022 college football season.
BuckeyesNow received an exclusive first look at the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 39 shoes, which are mostly scarlet with scarlet laces, a white midsole and a white Nike Swoosh on the sides.
The two-tone textured outsole transitions into a black front bumper with a subtle Nike Swoosh or “EST.” 1972,” when the company produced its first line of shoes. There is also a scarlet Swoosh on the back heel, which is slightly protruding.
Ohio State’s primary logo can be seen on the outer heel, while there’s a Buckeye Leaf decal pattern and logo on the black insole – which, interestingly enough, goes against athletic department branding guidelines.
Lastly, the shoe’s name is included on the left tongue, while “Ohio State Buckeyes” is printed on the right.
Other schools releasing the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 39s this summer include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas, and USC, among others.
All 32 NFL teams will also get them.
This is the ninth straight year that Ohio State will release a new Nike shoe during the preseason, dating back to the Lunar TR1 Week Zero Collection in 2014. Like previous iterations, the Pegasus 39 is expected to retail for $130 and hit stores in late August.
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