BEIJING — The one issues louder than the shouting within the Olympic curling venue are the footwear that Matt Hamilton introduced with him to Beijing.
The mustachioed American is representing the pink, white and blue in a pair of Nikes that function nearly each colour below the solar. Based on the corporate’s web site, the non-matching footwear have “ornate embroidery, wild prints, colourful gradients and a variety of premium textures mixing to show acquainted options into one thing totally new.”
Hamilton is a little bit of a sneakerhead, so some mates purchased him a pair from the gathering of skateboarding champion Paul Rodriguez. They had been transformed to curling footwear by attaching a gripper on one sole and a slider on the opposite.
“I simply thought they’re candy,” Hamilton stated earlier than the People opened their gold medal protection with a round-robin match in opposition to the Russians. “Right here we’re with some wild footwear.”
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Though curlers are usually extra of the soft-spoken kind, Hamilton stood out through the Pyeongchang Video games together with his bushy mustache and outgoing character. Because the second on John Shuster’s staff, he helped the US survive 5 straight elimination matches to win the gold medal.
In Beijing, his footwear assist fill the sartorial hole left behind by the disbanding of Norway’s Group Ulsrud, which gained fame for its outlandish pants over three Olympics. Steffen Walstad’s foursome is representing Norway in 2022, opening the Beijing Video games in opposition to Switzerland within the Ice Dice venue one sheet over from the People.
And their pants had been strong black.