Nike found a gem with the Air Trainer 1, which featured a full length air bubble and some midsole focal points meant to take a pounding. The forefoot features what is now a familiar hard plastic portion that would have been one of the highest points of stress for a tennis player moving laterally. The high top version also features a rubber strap near the toe which has since become the sneaker’s signature element.
Ever since the first model appeared in white, gray, black and “chlorophyll” green, the Nike Air Trainer 1 has seen a slew of releases both in it’s high and low top models. The http://nikeskateboarding.com” target=”_blank”>Nike SB line also incorporated the silhouette for a few releases, including one for San Francisco’s http://hufsf.com” target=”_blank”>HUF, showing the cult status of the model. Not only has the original model continued to come out in throwback colorways, but Nike has also pushed a newer, more technically-advanced series of models for the Air Trainer, which was renovated in 2009. The release of a Legacy Pack which had both the original 1987 and 2009 versions was released only at Nike Sportswear stores in LA and NYC in a limited number of 100, and it is now valued at well over $600.