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Nike Air Trainer 1 Review

Nike Air Trainer 1

The Nike Air Trainer 1 is an iconic piece of footwear history and comes back in near-perfect fashion.

Colorway: Photon Dust/Light Smoke Grey/Smoke Grey

Release Date: 2022

Price: $125

The Nike Air Trainer 1 is back in its original form, and we’re happy to report that it came out nearly perfect. The comfort is there. The shape isn’t wrong. All of the features from the OG are intact. It almost feels like they just took one out of their stock from 1987 and released it in 2022. Even the box comes in original style! We give props to brands when they deserve it, and Nike earns our praise with this one. You can also check it out in our Best Nike Retro Shoes list.

What’s in the video?

In the video, Chris provides detailed information from all the usual categories, providing the in-depth information you need. He supplies expert-level opinions on the materials, cushioning, traction, support, and fit. Here’s some of what he discusses:

  • First cross training shoes ever
  • Tinker Hatfield-designed
  • Original low cut colorway
  • Amazing-looking outsole
  • Outrigger/bumper feature
  • Polyurethane midsole with Nike Air Sole
  • Particle-board main leather build
  • Nicer quality overlays
  • Softer toe box area
  • Strap like Air Jordan Legacy 312
  • Differences with SB version
  • Comfortable underfoot
  • Sizing recommendations

As an added bonus, Mrs. Wing and Chris disagree on whether or not these are grandpa shoes.

Let us know your opinion on the Air Trainer 1 in the comment section below or on YouTube or Twitter.

How to Buy the Nike Air Trainer 1

The Nike Air Trainer 1 is available now in various colorways at various prices on eBay and will be available soon for $125 at Nike. You can buy the Photon Dust/Smoke Grey colorway at iD4Shoes on eBay.

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