Winter Olympics 2022 - Team USA's 'rockstar' Matt Hamilton and his 'wild' multi-coloured curling shoes
Matt Hamilton stands out from the curling crowd in Beijing with his multi-coloured shoes, thick moustache and shoulder-length hair. He looks and sounds like a rockstar. Following Team USA's storming success in the men's curling at the Pyeongchang games, can Hamilton inspire the Americans to a second consecutive gold medal in China?
Matt Hamilton of Team United States looks on against Team Sweden during the Men's Round Robin Session on Day 6 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games
In a tournament that features possibly the most expensive display of sporting equipment in the world, with meticulously designed skis and bobsleighs that cost five-figure sums, viewers might notice one American curler appears to have rocked up in some rainbow-patterned skateboarding trainers.
Matt Hamilton’s vibrant Nikes, contrasting against the plain black footwear of almost every other curler in Beijing, are customised for his sport with a gripper attached to one sole and a slider on the other.
They are purchased from the collection of skateboarding champion Paul Rodriguez.