The collection of special sneakers for Qatar 2022 by Nike it also includes England, with its shoe in tribute to the Three Lions, the Nike Air Max 95 from England.
But first, let’s take a trip back in time to learn the origin of the team’s nickname, the Three Lions.
The coat of arms of England, the country headed by the United Kingdom, has had three passing lions on a field of gules since 1198. King Richard the Lionheart was commissioned to add a third lion to the shield that began with one, followed by two and ending with three.
The lion was taken as the representative animal of the country for its greatness and dominance.
The Football Association and the English national team decided, in 1872, to assume the shield of their country as their own. Hence the name.
The English team occupies group B of Qatar 2022, where they started with everything, sweeping Iran 6-2 in the opening match of the zone. The United States and Wales complete the quartet.
In Qatar, the English will look for their second star, after winning the edition they organized in 1966.
This is the Nike Air Max 95 of England for the World Cup in Qatar 2022
Nike used the model Nike Air Max 95 for England, with a white, red and blue color scheme, following the team’s kit combination.
The material used is mesh and leather materials.
Meanwhile, the label that is sewn on the side of the shoes indicates the name of the model, “Three Lions”, or “Tres Leones”.
One of the panels features a team color gradient, atop a white midsole and navy blue gum outsole, to complete the design, as Hypebeast well points out.
The silhouette is on sale from November 14, both on the Nike website and in selected retail stores. The price: 180 dollars.