UPDATE: In the lead up to the release of their Beautiful x Powerful collection, Nike have announced that the face of the campaign is Iza Goulart. The Brazilian model embodies the 'there is no finish line' mantra that inspired the collection's muse, Joan Benoit Samuelson. Don't forget to head to your local Nikeoligist when the shoes land on October 6.
In 1984 Joan Benoit Samuelson made history by taking gold at the first ever women’s marathon. Nike have just announced an upcoming collection that pays tribute to Samuelson and the countless women she’s inspired. The Beautiful x Powerful collection embodies competitive spirit with four silhouettes made up in luxurious black leather. The grained leather Air Presto is the stand out among the pack, while the Air Max Thea, Cortez Classic and Air Huarache each offer their own energy.
The Nike Beautiful x Powerful collection goes on sale October 6 at select stockists, including Nike’s SNKRS.
– Originally published September 30, 2016.