The 2012 London Summer Olympics and I for one enjoyed watching the spectacle, especially Team USA asserting its dominance over rising sports power China after a hesitant start. That got me thinking - did our favorite sneaker manufacturers also get on on the act? It turns out that they did, with ASICS delivering a particularly patriotic new offering.

The ASICS Gel-Blur33 2.0 (to give the full official title) not only proudly come in strong Red, White and Blue stripes, but are also manufactured to provide an athletic boost to runners, both patriotic and not. They enjoy the usual host of ASICS innovations to produce a high performance show with superior comfort.

As an added bonus, ASICS offered a VIP Pack with an intriguing miscellany of team USA related paraphernalia, including a T-shirt and a hoodie fit for Mark Zuckerberg . Every self respecting ASICS fan no doubt bought one, or more.

For those who did, the Olympics may be over, but your ASICS Gel-Blur33 2.0 will remain.