Nike Air Max Trainer 1+ Low – Obsidian/White-Orange

Nike Air Max Trainer 1+ Low – Obsidian/White-Orange

words // Brandon Richard

 

Part of the reason Nike’s original trainers are so iconic is how well they hold up over time in terms of performance and style. We’re seeing the same kind of appeal with the recently introduced Nike Trainers, which continue to release in new colorways after first surfacing two years ago. One of the models showing signs of a lengthy run is the Air Max Trainer 1+ Low, which is now available in a fresh look.

With the history of Nike Training having such deep ties to Bo Jackson, expect this look to draw an “Auburn” nickname due to its colorway. The shoe features an obsidian nubuck and synthetic upper, with white working the laces, toebox, upper ankle and Swoosh. Team Orange accents the Swoosh border and branding on the tongue tag and midfoot cross-strap, as well as the large 36o-Max Air unit supporting the shoe below.

Available: Nike Air Max Trainer 1+ Low – Obsidian/White-Team Orange

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Nike Air Max 1+ Trainer Low Obsidian White Team Orange 409717-418

Nike Air Max 1+ Trainer Low Obsidian White Team Orange 409717-418

Nike Air Max 1+ Trainer Low Obsidian White Team Orange 409717-418

Nike Air Max 1+ Trainer Low Obsidian White Team Orange 409717-418

Sneaker Watch: Roy’s Heroics Help Even Series

Sneaker Watch: Roy’s Heroics Help Even Series

Sneaker Watch: Brandon Roy's Heroics Help Blazers Even Series

words // Brandon Richard

It was just last Wednesday when Brandon Roy found himself on the end of the Portland Trail Blazers bench fighting back tears because he had benched in favor of younger, inexperienced players. Once one of the most dynamic players in the league, Brandon’s career has been derailed in recent years due to multiple knee surgeries. He’s a player will all the will in the world, but does always get the necessary cooperation from his body. However, he looked a little like his old self in Game 3. He led the Blazers bench with 16 points and helped Portland get back in the series.

What started in Game 3 carried over to Game 4 in a big way. With the Blazers down 23 points in the third quarter, they turned to the guy that was once their closer for a spark. That’s exactly what Roy gave them, scoring 18 of his game-high 24 points in the 4th quarter to lead the Blazers to an improbable comeback win and even the series at 2 games a piece.

Elsewhere, the Indiana Pacers got on the board after beating a lackadaisical Bulls team behind Danny Granger’s 24 points. Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder put the Denver Nuggets’ backs against the wall by taking a commanding 3-0 lead in their series. Lastly, the upstart Grizzlies from Memphis continued to make fans in San Antonio nervous, beating the top-seeded Spurs 91-88 in Game 3.

Check out what kicks were worn on the court in another eventful day of NBA Playoff basketball.

Sneaker Watch: Brandon Roy’s Heroics Help Blazers Even Series

Brandon Roy wearing the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse

Brandon Roy scores two of his 18 4th-quarter points in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse.

DeShawn Stevenson wearing the adidas adiPure Low

DeShawn Stevenson shoots in his adidas adiPure Low PE.

Dirk Nowtizki wearing the Nike Hyperdunk 2010

Dirk Nowitzki shoots in a PE colorway of the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.

Peja Stojakovich wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe VI

Peja Stojakovich shoots in the “Duke” Nike Zoom Kobe VI.

Nicolas Batum wearing the adidas adiPure

Nicolas Batum shoots in his adidas adiPure PE.

LaMarcus Aldridge wearing the Nike Hyperdunk 2010

LaMarcus Aldridge drives in a new metallic silver Nike Air Max Hyperdunk 2010 PE.

Jason Kidd wearing the PEAK Kidd II

Jason Kidd dribbles in the PEAK Kidd II.

Gerald Wallace wearing Jordan Play In These F

Gerald Wallace shoots in the Jordan Play In These F.

Luol Deng wearing the Nike Air Max Fly By

Luol Deng drives in his Nike Air Max Fly By PE.

C.J. Watson wearing the Nike Air Max 360 BB Low

C.J. Watson wearing the Nike Air Max 360 BB Low.

Paul George wearing Nike Zoom Kobe VI POP

Paul George receives instructions in the Nike Zoom Kobe VI POP.

Darren Collison wearing the adidas adiZero Infiltrate

Darren Collison runs the point wearing the adidas adiZero Infiltrate.

Danny Granger wearing the Nike Air Max Fly By

Danny Granger drives in his Nike Air Max Fly By PE.

Dahntay Jones wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe VI; Derrick Rose wearing the adidas adiZero Crazy Light

Derrick Rose attempts a floater in the new adidas adiZero Crazy Light; Dahntay Jones defends in an iD colorway of the Nike Zoom Kobe VI.

Roy Hibbert wearing the Nike Hyperdunk 2010

Roy Hibbert shoots in the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.

Mike Dunleavy wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe VI iD

Mike Dunleavy attempts a layup in the Nike Zoom Kobe VI iD.

Kyle Korver wearing the Converse Star Player EVO

Kyle Korver gets into position to shoot wearing the his Converse Star Player EVO PE.

Manu Ginobili wearing the Nike Air Max Fly By; Shane Battier wearing the PEAK Battier V

Manu Ginobili drives in his Nike Air Max Fly By PE; Shane Battier defends in the PEAK Battier V.

Zach Randolph wearing the Nike Air Max Fly By

Zach Randolph celebrates his heroics with fans wearing a Nike Air Max Fly By PE.

Mike Conley wearing the adidas adiZero Crazy Light

Mike conley breaks out a new grey colorway of the adidas adiZero Crazy Light.

Daequan Cook wearing the adidas Crazy 8

Daequan Cook wearing the adidas Crazy 8.

Nene wearing the adidas adiPure

Nene dunks in his adidas adiPure PE.

Chris Anderson wearing the Converse Star Player EVO

Birdman hypes up the crowd in a PE colorway of the Converse Star Player EVO.

JR Smith wearing the Nike Hyperdunk 2010

Earl Smith shoots in the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.

Serge Ibaka wearing the adidas adiPure

Serge Ibaka shows the effects of a physical series in a PE colorway of the adidas adiPure.

Russell Westbrook & Ty Lawson wearing the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse

Ty Lawson and Russell Westbrook scramble for the ball in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse.

Kevin Durant wearing the Nike Zoom KD III

Kevin Durant drives in a new colorway of the Nike Zoom KD III.

images via ESPN

Nike Air Trainer SC II – White/Grey-Citron

Nike Air Trainer SC II – White/Grey-Citron

words // Brandon Richard

More than two decades in the making, Nike’s Air Trainer SC II has finally returned this spring. Joining the Black/Varsity Red look that dropped earlier in the month is this OG-esque colorway that is a throwback to the style worn by Bo Jackson in the original commercials and print ads for the shoe. Minus a detail or two, this Air Trainer SC II features the subtly colored base and vibrant color pops that will leave you feeling like you’ve landed back in 1990.

This shoe pairs a perforated white full-grain leather upper with neutral grey overlays at the forefoot, toebox and upper heel, with dark grey working the cross-strap, quarter panel, Swoosh and lower heel. A neon green/yellow hue known as Citron loudly contrasts the look on the inner lining, tongue, upper lace tabs, heel branding, Air unit and outsole.

You can add this classic sneaker to your spring/summer rotation by picking up at pair at Eastbay today.

Available: Nike Air Trainer SC II – White/Dark Grey-Neutral Grey-Citron

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Nike Air Trainer SC II White Dark Grey Neutral Grey Citron 443575-102

Nike Air Trainer SC II White Dark Grey Neutral Grey Citron 443575-102

Nike Air Trainer SC II White Dark Grey Neutral Grey Citron 443575-102

Nike Air Trainer SC II White Dark Grey Neutral Grey Citron 443575-102

Nike Air Trainer SC II White Dark Grey Neutral Grey Citron 443575-102

Nike Zoom Hyperfuse Low – Photo Blue/White

Nike Zoom Hyperfuse Low – Photo Blue/White

words // Brandon Richard

Featuring a lightweight and highly breathable one-piece Fuse constructed upper, the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse not only looks great, but it’s also one of the most practical footwear choices for the current season. Combine the rising temperatures with the fact that low-cut sneakers are the hottest trend in basketball today, and the Zoom Hyperfuse Low fits the bill across the board.

Seen here is a brand new colorway of the Hyperfuse Low, which carries somewhat of an aquatic vibe with the use of different blue tones. Photo Blue dominates the look on most the upper, while lighter Chlorine Blue works the quarter panels, laces, tongue and inner liner. Offering slight contrast are hits of white, visible on the Swoosh logos and Hyperfuse tongue branding. Capping off the look below is a blue translucent outsole. Stop by Eastbay to pick up your pair today.

Available: Nike Zoom Hyperfuse – Photo Blue/White-Chlorine Blue

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Nike Zoom Hyperfuse Low - Photo Blue White Chlorine Blue 429614-400

Nike Zoom Hyperfuse Low - Photo Blue White Chlorine Blue 429614-400

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Nike Lunarfly+2 – Cool Grey/Voltage Yellow

Nike Lunarfly+2 – Cool Grey/Voltage Yellow

words // Brandon Richard

The chosen runner of athletes like Lance Armstrong, the Nike LunarFly+2 provides a unique mixture of lightweight materials, superior cushioning, lock-in support and advanced technology. The build features a Vomero-like notched inner sleeve and strategically positioned overlays in high-wear areas. A Dynamic Support system has been put in place to adapt to your running style with each stride. The Lunarlon-cushioned midsole ensures a soft, well-cushioned ride, while deep grooves in the outsole promote an efficient and flexible experience.

Seen here is an all-new colorway of the Lunarfly+2 that is available to purchase today. The upper boasts a build of tonal grey synthetic materials, while the reinforcement heel counter is done in black. White shows up on the laces and Swoosh branding, leaving voltage yellow to enhance visibility on the tongue and Lunarlon sole.

Available: Nike Lunarfly+2 – Cool Grey/White-Wolf Grey-Voltage Yellow

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Nike Lunarfly + 2 Cool Grey White Wolf Grey Voltage Yellow 429852-017

Nike Lunarfly + 2 Cool Grey White Wolf Grey Voltage Yellow 429852-017

Nike Lunarfly + 2 Cool Grey White Wolf Grey Voltage Yellow 429852-017

Nike Lunarfly + 2 Cool Grey White Wolf Grey Voltage Yellow 429852-017