Instead of watching the Major League Baseball All-Star game which won’t be featuring some of the game’s best players I decided to go to the NikeID website and craft a pair of shoes in honor of one of my favorite baseball heroes. It was only twenty years ago in 1989 that this player was the MVP of the mid-summer night’s classic game for hitting 2 for 4, including a home run, 2 RBI’s and stealing a base for good measure. That was some WILLIE MAYS ish right there.
BO JACKSON has already had several Air Trainers releases named after him and the memorable ad campaign of ‘Bo Knows’ which might have been the height of Nike’s commercial creativity. The Air Trainer III is one of the shoes that adorn my personal sneaker collecting Holy Grail.
I put this pair together for a look at what a futuristic Kansas City Royals uniform might require. Royal blue has to remain on the shoes at least as an accent. Nike’s new cross-trainer design has incorporated the ‘Flywire’ technology on the shoes upper to make the shoes incredibly lightweight. The Free 5.0 outsole is used for the comfort and ergonomic movement of the foot. I like the fact that NikeID also has an option for nubuck material on the shoes upper which gives the cross trainer a classy ‘athletic shoe’ look.
Would BO JACKSON rock these Air Max Trainers?