Just Do It
Have you met our new friend @laura_nala5 ? Laura Nala is a 26-year-old hip-hop dancer from Paris whose been dancing across her hometown for as long as she can remember. Laura teaches workshops across Paris, sharing her extensive knowledge, experience and passion for hip-hop. Bringing incredible dance moments to her community is what she strives for — to help young people express themselves and allow them their opportunity to shine. ⠀ The AF-1 Shadow is all about celebrating women like Laura, who are setting an example for the next generation by being forces of change in their community.
Every time we think we couldn’t be more impressed with @simonebiles , she proves us wrong. This week at the World Championships, Simone took home 5 medals — making her the sport’s all-time record holder with 25 🏅. Yes, 25. ⠀⠀ We absolutely love a GOAT 🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅
Channeling true @williethewayfarer energy on this fine Thursday.
Running is more than a passion for German middle distance runner Koko Klosterhalfen, she believes it's the best way to bring people together. Tomorrow, @konstanze klosterhalfen looks to close an incredible season with her first major final on the world’s stage.
"Heptathlon multiplies my chances of success by seven. Knowing that progress can come from anywhere keeps me focused and motivated." ⠀ When Belgian heptathlete @thiam_nafi has to choose, she chooses everything — on and off the track. At the age of 25, she’s become the European, World and Olympic champion while at the same time, completing her degree and becoming a Unicef ambassador advocating for child education. This week in Doha, Nafi sets her sights on adding a second world champion title to her impressive collection.
Don’t just race people. Race history. It all started when a friend bribed young Dina Asher-Smith with an ice cream to come to her local run club. But tomorrow, 23-year-old @dinaashersmith steps out into the stadium in Doha, Qatar with the hopes of her hometown of London with her as she races to make history for Britain in the 100m.
“For me, everything goes back to my first ollie. The tricks may be harder, the rails may be bigger, but the feeling of landing is the same. I’m still stoked every time." ⠀ Landing a trick may take 15-year-old Keet Oldenbeuving one, two, or one hundred times, but she'll keep at it tirelessly. This week, @skatekeet is chasing the SLS World Championships in Sao Paulo. 📷 @thefluff
To be elite means to be great. @Aja22Wilson is one of 144 players that make up the WNBA. Yes, only 144 roster spots exists, which means the competition is cutthroat and the season is relentless. Those who have what it takes to play at this level do so with pride. The @lvaces is one of the most exciting in the league — so we want to share their story. Watch our story and get to know the team.
That feeling when all your hard work pays off. Congrats on your first major title, @BiancaAndreescu_ , we know it won’t be your last.
Yes, @ilana is into running now but more accurately, Ilana is into chasing a runner’s high… Oh, since we know you’re going to ask, Ilana is wearing NIKE Joyride, our latest footwear innovation to make running (even more ) fun.
Rare footage of @ilana contemplating becoming a runner.
Gif or jif? Swoosh or swush? Beads or balls? Running or not running? @ilana isn’t sure. By the way, they’re definitely beads, not balls. We’ll stay away from the gif/jif debate though.
Court royalty. The Queens that paved the way for the next wave of monarchs.
"It's sport that gives me self-confidence.” Camelia Bourbon, of French and Moroccan descent, is a model and influencer who pushes her limits with boxing. Focus your workout. Get Started. Get Nike Training Club.
South London rap queen @MsBanks has been writing bars since she was 11-years-old and has brought her A game ever since. “I have more stamina on stage 'cause I exercise.” Get fierce. Get Started. Get Nike Training Club app.
Meet our newest obsession, Nike Joyride. Designed with 10,000+ tiny beads shaping to your foot to make running feel as fun (and easy ) as possible. Intended side effect: they look 🔥
We’re here to make the phrase “run like a Dibaba” a thing. Watch our story to understand why.
Friends don’t let friends wear bad sports bras.
“I think that support means everything.” Rapper @euniqueoffiziell thrives with her crew on stage and in the gym. Build your own support system and start training like Eunique with the Nike Training Club app.
“Football has taught me a lot about certain things. Stay respectful and don’t get upset. Stay in control. Respect the rules.” ⠀ Football is more than just a game to twins Rose and Odette, it’s their way of life. Growing up playing in the Paris suburbs, they’ve built themselves on the game at the heart of their community. Follow their story in Spit Fire, Dream Higher, our latest collaboration with @adwoaaboah and @gurlstalk
⠀ From Lagos, to London, to New York, emerging female directors show us what the game looks like in their communities. Watch @amaraworldwide ’s “A Game for All,” a film about Nigerian women fighting for respect in football.
“I seem to be naturally drawn towards activities that give a rush. I don't think it's any coincidence that I'm into rock climbing and urban exploring too. I just love the freedom, the sense of adventure.” ⠀ Meet Josie Millard, an English skateboarder whose love for adventure transcends beyond the norm. Josie Lori: Asleep in the Flowers, A film by @sirusf for @greyskatemag and @nikesb explore Josie’s varied sporting interests, urban exploration, her life in Brighton, aspirations to be a stunt actor and her close relationship with her dad. Check out our story to watch and get to know @josielori
“We are not only teammates but like sisters. If we believe and trust in ourselves we can do anything.” Playing women’s football in Kiltepe, Eastern Turkey, hasn’t been easy for Ikranur. Even after her mother burnt her football shirts, she pushed on with the sport she loves with commitment, passion and skill, changing her not only her family’s minds, but the minds of her community in the process. Follow her story in Spit Fire, Dream Higher, our latest collaboration with @adwoaaboah and @gurlstalk
⠀ ⠀ From Lagos, to London, to New York, emerging female directors show us what the game looks like in their communities. ⠀ Watch @lydia_garnett ’s film, “One of Us,” in which a group of Londoners share their experience of being queer and loving football.
One crazy dream, inspiring billions more. ⠀ Congrats, Li Na on taking your place in the Tennis Hall of Fame. #justdoit
Zerina has been playing football since she was young, pushing herself hard to prove her skills. Now, she plays for Türkiyemspor Berlin, a club in the heart of the city where different cultures and backgrounds come together through their shared passion for football. Follow Zerina’s story in Spit Fire, Dream Higher, our latest collaboration with @adwoaaboah and @gurlstalk
This is what the fastest family in the world looks like. Meet Tirunesh, Genzebe, Anna, and Melat — the Dibaba sisters. As a family, the Dibabas have four Olympic gold medals, two silver, three bronze and fifteen world championships. Yes, you read that right.
27 years old. Two-time major champion. One crazy dream. @simonahalep
"To create something special you have to jump head first into the unknown. Only when you take a leap you can soar." @ona_carbonell knows that when she pushes boundaries, the ripple effect she creates doesn't stop at the edge of the swimming pool.
From London, to Lagos, to New York City, we teamed up with @girlsinfilm_gif and three emerging female directors who show us what the game looks like in their communities. Watch @aichaxc ’s “Create Yourself,” a film about a group of young girls who have come together on the pitch after their families emigrated to New York City.