words // Nick Engvall
To many sneaker collectors and enthusiasts the early to mid-nineties is one of the greatest eras of sneakers. During that time Nike Training was at the top of the list when it came to innovative and unforgettable designs. With shoes like the Trainer SC line (we all know, Bo Knows) and signature lines for players like Ken Griffey Jr. and Hideo Nomo. There are countless colorways that will forever be stored away in our memory banks.
One style that falls in that “forever remembered” category is the Nike Air Trainer Huarache. With its unique sockliner and exoskeleton design, nearly every colorway stirs up memories. The latest retro colorway using the popular “Fresh Water” colorway, however, stands above the rest thanks to visions of Ken Griffey Jr. going through pre-game rituals in the matching Mariners jersey, hat turned backwards, and smiling in a way that earned him “The Kid” nickname. While Griffey might not have been commonly seen in the Air Trainer Huarache, Nike Training, by using the Fresh Water colorway, ties together two of their crowning achievements in the latest version of this classic shoe.
Available now: Nike Air Trainer Huarache