With the MLB recently passing its halfway mark and the NFL season getting underway with teams reporting to training camp this week, things are suddenly staring to pick up for sports enthusiasts who have been dreading the “dead” period in sports. As the two aforementioned leagues will coincide with one another for the rest of 2015, one particular entity, or former player for that matter, may arguably have been the most athletic player in either league’s history – and that’s Bo Jackson.
With his freakish athleticism and welcoming disposition, Bo became a household name for Nike as he was the lead endorser for the Nike Air Trainer SC and beyond. However, how about the entire history of the Nike Air Trainer Series? Well, we’ll provide it on the latest edition of Nice Kicks Throwback Thursday.
After the video above, flip through the pages below to enjoy the latest edition of #TBT.
Nike Air Trainer 1
Initially, Nike did not have a “training” sneaker, per se. That was of course until Tinker Hatfield created the Nike Air Trainer 1 during the early ’80s. After spending time at a local gym, Hatfield understood that the industry lacked a specific model catered towards those that look to have one specific shoe for their workout session. Built around four specific sports, Hatfield looked to outfit the model with a higher cut for added stability along with a lateral outrigger and midfoot strap – subsequently creating a strong silhouette that would last decades.