Nike is NOT the official sponsor of the 2012 London Olympics, NOR it is the official sponsor of Team USA. It is however, the official sponsor of Team USA's medal stand outfits. And NO, these Nike Free Powerlines+ is not one of the three medal stand shoes. Then why did Nike make them? Well, it's obvious isn't it. Nike has got a hold of the sneaker market by such a huge margin, that they can basically release a shoe so GOLDEN & gaudy that some Americans would buy and wear them on a daily basis. To add to the irony, these shoes are getting released out in Asia for now? WTF? Images via MITA.