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The Nike Internationalist

After its debut during the 1982 New York Marathon on the feet of marathon runner Alberto Salazar, the Nike Internationalist gained fame as a long-distance running shoe. A long-distance runner's dream shoe, the Internationalist is designed for durability and comfort.
It has long been a classic in the Nike lineup due to its comfort and retro aesthetic. Its popularity has extended well beyond its athletic purpose, and the Internationalist is now also considered a lifestyle shoe.

The Internationalist Design

Nike's Internationalist is a perfect example of how functionality meets style. A nylon, mesh, and suede upper provides comfort and durability. Designed for excellent traction and durability, the Waffle outsole embodies Nike's running heritage. Adding an element of iconic style is the Nike swoosh on the side. A Comfortable and snug fit is provided by the low-profile silhouette and padded collar. This combination, along with a variety of colours, makes the Internationalist a favourite.

Popular on the big screen

The Nike Internationalist gained recognition and popularity through TV commercials and iconic films. Nike's first-ever TV commercial during the 1982 New York Marathon gave the shoe its first major exposure.
An Internationalist later appeared in the cult classic movie "The Breakfast Club", where a character wore it during a memorable dance scene. The Internationalist's appearance in "The Breakfast Club" strengthened its status as an iconic sneaker.
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