words // Zack Schlemmer

The 2013 MLB season is officially here, as baseball fans across the nation hit the parks to watch their favorite teams back in action.  To celebrate the start of the baseball season, Eastbay Memory Lane goes back to 1997 to check out some classic Nike Baseball turf trainers.

Headlining this page is the Air Nomo Max, star pitcher Hideo Nomo’s signature shoe.  Of course he had a cleated on-field version, but here we see the Air Max cushioned trainer version.  This shoe is one of Nike’s most memorable baseball training models with its bold and aggressive “tooth” design and jeweled Swoosh.

The great turf trainers from this page continue with Kenny Lofton’s Zoom Diamond, the Air Diamond Thief, Air Diamond Elite and Air Zoom Fly.  Which is your favorite Nike diamond trainer from 1997?

Eastbay Memory Lane: 1997 Nike Baseball Turf Trainers