If you head on over to Nike's online shop right now, you'll find that the selection of Manny Pacquiao products is just about empty. If I was a betting man (and I am!), I'd wager quite a bit of money that with Pac-Man's next fight just a month away, that will soon change.
In fact, what you see pictured here is definitely headed your way in time for Pacquiao-Marquez III. This baby is the Manny Pacquiao Nike Trainer 1.3 Max Breathe, and it can be yours on October 28 for the price of $170.
Nike has done multiple Pac-Man trainers in the past, but this is the first one to show off the company's technology du jour, Hyperfuze. Manny's logo appears on the heel, and lest there be any doubt that these shoes are intended to commemorate his final meeting with JMM, the date of the fight is printed on the toebox.
Definitely not cheap, but the good stuff rarely is. Expect these kicks to be joined by more Pacquiao merchandise at store.nike.com before the end of the month.
Props as always to Sole Collector for the heads up on these.
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