The Nike Trainer 1 debuted in July 2009 as a contemporary homage to the sneaker that started the cross-training boom of the late 80s. It adopted a similar name, minus the “Air” and was created to be the 21st century evolution of the original Nike Air Trainer 1. This new colorway of the Trainer 1 was chosen to remind us of the roots of the original Nike Trainer and the era of its birth, utilizing a bright Safety Orange upper and a two-toned grey striped midsole to capture the look of the original vintage Nike box from that time.
The Vintage Box Trainer 1 sports solid color blocking on the upper with sections of nubuck, mesh and 3M and two sets of laces to match the vintage box motif. The insoles also received a special treatment, with JUST DO IT printed on the right and a Nike hangtag placed on the left. Due to some misleading images, a vintage box was thought to be part of the commemorative package, but unfortunately, it was not included. If you missed out on yours, there are a few pairs of the Vintage Box Nike Trainer 1′s available on eBay.