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Nike Sportswear Air Zoom Tiempo – Hal Colorway

Finding inspiration in the colors of the Japanese National Flag as well as the LIVESTRONG


Finding inspiration in the colors of the Japanese National Flag as well as the LIVESTRONG Campaign, famed Japanese cyclist Hal introduces his own colorway in the cyclist-centric Nike Air Zoom Tiempo model. The sneakers will be offered as a Japan exclusive with the only retailer in the US carrying a limited run being Nike Sportswear at 21 Mercer. A release is scheduled for June 20th, 2009, while a brief Hal bio can be seen below.

Seven years ago, Hal saw his first fixed gear bicycle. Only a few people on the streets of Tokyo were riding this type of bike, but he was captivated by its simplicity. At a swap meet, he was drawn to buy a fixie, despite not knowing how to skid or even how to slow down. Hal’s love affair with fixed bikes started on this day. Beginning as a bicycle messenger in Tokyo seven years ago, Hal earned his stripes on the road. After he and his friends put in a few years in the business, they began their own messenger company called Transmit. They are hardcore, and are now one of the best in Japan. Hal is a proud cyclist. He loves his job as a messenger, and on the side he works as a mechanic for fixed gear bicycles. Organizing alley-cat races and bike events in Tokyo and other parts of Japan is also a passion of his. Hal will ride fixed forever.

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