words // Nick Engvall
images // Nick DePaula
Nike and EA Sports have worked together on a number of occasions, but one of the most popular was the Nike Trainer 1.2 x Tim Tebow colorway, inspired by the Florida Gators team colors. This year’s edition of the collaboration for the popular NCAA Football video game doesn’t have a single face that inspired the colorway, but rather something that is important to college football players on all levels.
For NCAA Football 12, which released in July, they created this unique version of the Nike Trainer 1.3 inspired by the varsity jacket. A combination of chenille, wool and leather – materials traditionally found on letterman jackets – are combined in a unique way on this version of the Nike Trainer 1.3. As can be expected, EA Sports graphics take their place on the shoe, the company logo on the tongue and matching details underneath the clear outsole. The black-based colorway keeps it simple, yet allows the material choices and Air Max cushioning in the heel to really shine through as the highlights of the Trainer 1.3.
Available now: Nike Trainer 1.3