Tomorrow, Nike is poised to drop another Elite set of sneakers, dubbed the “Superhero” collection. With their three signature athletes often performing amazing, superhuman-like feats, there isn’t too much guesswork that has to be done to figure out the inspiration behind the series. With all due respect to the Swoosh and the NBA, superhuman talent isn’t exclusive to those two entities. As a refresher, we highlight Nike’s big three along with other superhuman athletes and the kicks they showcased.
The original “Superman,” Shaq possessed an amount of power that was simply unmatched. Typical characteristic of a superhuman: not knowing one’s strength. There’s a reason why we haven’t seen the likes of anyone that strong since.