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Nike continues to unveil goods for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. This time around, The Swoosh presents the footwear and apparel that will be worn by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes on the coveted medal stand. Included is both the Nike Aeroloft 800 Summit Jacket and the Nike Flyknit Trainer Chukka FSB.

The jacket features an emblazoned “USA” over a lenticular fabric that shifts from blue to red and features a titanium nano-coating that reflects UV and retains body heat. Aeroloft insulation, an 800-fill down based on body mapping research for mobility in the right places, incorporates laser-cut holes between the chambers to maximize ventilation and allow for the release of excess moisture. Gold satin stitch detailing and red, white and blue stitching on the down pockets add embellishment to the Nike Aeroloft 800 Summit Jacket.

Footwear includes a winterized version of the Nike Flyknit Chukka. Incorporating wool mixed into the Nike Flyknit thread for warmth, the Nike Flyknit Trainer Chukka FSB also features a rugged Nike Free-inspired outsole, originally found on the Nike Special Field Boot (SFB) for all-terrain traction. A synthetic wool lining adds insulation and a reflective skin offers water resistance and improved visibility. Patriotic “USA” detailing on the sock liner and visibly on the tongue connects the innovative cold weather performance on foot to the aesthetic of the Nike Aeroloft 800 Summit Jacket.

Look for the Aeroloft 800 Summit Jacket starting early January and the Flyknit Trainer Chukka FSB in early February at

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