Since 1982: Nike Internationalist
Featuring a mesh and suede upper and with all the archetypal marks that first made of the shoe a favorite for all runners. The Nike Internationalist Light Base Grey / Cool version is one of the latest to be made available from the latest batch of colorways recently delivered.
The all light color upper finds the right contrast with the new slate accents on the heel and tongue branding. While you’re here, make sure to also check out the best Nike Air Vortex (V-Series) colorways available now.
Nike Internationalist: a history of more than 30 years
Three decades have passed since its original release, however, the Nike Internationalist silhouette is as cool as it ever was. As with the majority of all Nike models, the Internationalist was born to run. In fact, the model became famous when it first hit the road, back in 1982.
At the time, Nike was in the middle of a one of a kind project with celebrated distance runner Alberto Salazar. The goal was to develop a runner that could endure almost any distance. The use of the PermaFoam insoles cushioning the footbed made it all happen.
In 1982, at the New York Marathon, Salazar made the magic happen with the Nike Internationalist. He managed to win the race and to propel the model to a unique cult status that it still holds today. The Internationalist now returns with its classic design and the rest really is history in making.