Nike to release limited edition Manny Pacquiao products in celebration of his astonishing 2.59 victory on 5.2.09
September 18, 2009 by .:.
In commemoration of Manny Pacquiaoâ€™s historic win over Ricky Hatton, Nike will give Pacquiao fans a chance to own a piece of history with the limited edition 259 Pacman Knows Trainer 1 Mid shoe and Pacman Knows Tee. Both products celebrate Mannyâ€™s quick ending and astonishing knock-out time against Ricky Hatton last May 2, 2009. With only an interval time of two minutes and fifty nine seconds (2:59) the Hitman was knocked out on the canvas, adding another badge of victory to our very own Pacman.
On September 25, Pacquiao fans get the chance to claim their own triumph with the release of exclusive products. Only 259 pairs of the 259 Pacman Knows Trainer 1 Mid shoe along with 1,000 pieces of the Pacman Knows Tees will be sold at Nike Park The Fort at exactly 9:25pm.
â€œNike is proud of what Manny Pacquiao has accomplished and continues to celebrate his triumphs,â€ explains Mae Dichupa, Country Marketing Manager for Nike Philippines. With the launch of our latest limited edition products specially designed to commemorate the victorious battle of Pacman, we continue to show our support for our national athlete.â€
Taking inspiration from the historic KO, the Nike 259 Pacman Knows Trainer 1 Mid shoe and Pacman Knows Tee glow when the lights go out, much like Manny Pacquiao after knocking out Ricky Hatton. The shoe sports a translucent rubber sole with the date of the fight and the time pops through in fluorescent paint. The tongue is labeled with â€œPac Man Knowsâ€ and his MP graphic. All of the contrast stitching, embroidery around the swoosh, laces, midsole star pattern and laser etching on heel glow in the dark as well. The limited edition tee has a speckled finish on the MP Crest and the date, time, word â€œKnows,â€ swoosh and neck tape glow in the dark. The Tee will retail at P1,095 while the 259 Pacman Knows Trainer 1 Mid is P5,995.
A first-come, first-served scheme will be applied when doors open at 9:25pm on September 25, and a one-shoe and maximum of three tees per customer policy shall be implemented. No reservations will be accepted at the store.
For more information log on to www.nike.com.ph