Little girl wins gold medals in Nike shoes made of duct tape, Philippines


Nike has a plethora of superstar athletes in its stable who dominate in their respective fields across the globe.

The sports giant remains the biggest player in the market, with athletes hoping to be signed by the famous swoosh.

Of course, being the world leader means shoes aren’t always cheap. That didn’t stop 12-year-old Filipino athlete Rhea Bullos from throwing her own custom kicks.

Now, these weren’t the ones you’d expect to see on shelves or be able to buy anytime soon. Bullos’ Nike shoes were made entirely of bandages.

With his feet wrapped and the Nike tick front and center with Nike scrawled along the heel, Bullos dominated the field at the Iloilo Schools Sports Council meeting.

The custom design, which featured his individually wrapped toes, clearly did the trick as Bullos won gold in three separate events.

The young star runner came first in the 400m, 800m and 1500m events, proving that it’s not what you have on your feet that matters.

Photos of Bullos’ feet and his embedded Nike shoes quickly made the rounds on social media and reached a head coach of a professional team in the Philippines.

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Jeff Cariaso of the Alaska Aces retweeted one of the posts and asked his followers to connect him with the young runner.

Social media quickly worked its magic and within two hours Cariaso had the details he was looking for and had contacted Rhea and her team.

Nike scours the globe for the best talent to continue to stay ahead of the pack, now they’ve just been handed a potential superstar for the future in Rhea Bullos.


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