words // Brennan Hiro Williams

Nike gets together with one of the most popular figures in all of Chinese sports, hurdler Liu Xiang, on a special collaborative collection. 

Liu Xiang won China's first Olympic men's track and field medal at the 2004 Athens games, winning the gold in the 110 meter hurdles. Liu clocked a 12.91, one of the fastest times in history, before going on to become the first man to run the event in under 12.90 seconds at the 2006 Super Grand Prix. 

The LX Collection features special colorways of the Nike LunarGlide+ 3 and the Nike Free Run+ 2. The men's pairs feature Imperial Purple and gold, while the women's pairs feature a Max Orange color scheme.

The collection is available this season at select Nike accounts. 

via Freshness