Many consider Nike’s Air Trainer 1 one of the greatest tennis sneaker ever, considering the path it paved for countless sneakers that came after it. The Air Trainer 1 was a brand new sneaker genre in itself and it was because of it that professional tennis players started to lace up in colorful sneakers on the courts all over the world. There has been no Nike sneaker model as iconic as the Air Trainer 1 and it has only hit the shelves in a limited, selective number of colorways. However, it is unlikely that sneakerheads would have guessed that Jordan Brand would design its own Trainer 1 sneaker.
2016 actually marks the 29th anniversary of the Air Trainer 1. Unlike other Nike models from the same time period that the Air Trainer 1 was introduced, this sneaker has never seemed aged and decrepit. After all, it was the legendary Tinker Hatfield who had designed the Air Trainer 1 back in 1987, the year in which it made its retail debut, and even after twenty nine years, the model is still as popular. Whether or not Jordan Brand’s variation will leave a similar legacy is yet to be seen, but it seems the Jumpman is hoping and intending for that.
For some, seeing a shoe that has Trainer 1 in its name but is not exactly or technically from Nike probably feels and seems weird, but the Jordan Trainer 1 appears to be nothing short of awesome. Based on the information that is available, the uppers of Jordan Brand’s Trainer 1 are made up of jacquard textile, which in this case is dressed up in a Reddish-Maroon hue with a tonal Elephant Print graphic on top. The inner collars are made up neoprene and are covered in the same hue too, so the only contrasting feature is the unique Grey and White soles. A large, Black-colored Jumpman also covers the side. This and another Black, Red and White colorway of the Jordan Trainer 1 are now available.