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The All-Time Greatest Nike and Nike SB Air Trainer 1 Colourways

The All-Time Greatest Nike and Nike SB Air Trainer 1 Colourways

The Air Trainer 1 is delightfully perplexing. As Nike's first true multi-purpose sports shoe, it’s one of the most impactful silhouettes in Swoosh history – and it was designed by none other than the legendary Tinker Hatfield. Despite these bona fides, it’s become somewhat of a cult classic: one beloved by dyed-in-the-wool sneakerheads, but largely overlooked by the secondary market.

However, that may all change due to Travis Scott’s forthcoming Air Trainer 1 colabs. Nobody in Nike’s current collaborative roster can rocket a shoe into the stratosphere of hype quite as rapidly as Scott can, and it’s not unreasonable to think the man they call La Flame might have that effect on the Air Trainer 1.

Either way, it’s a great time to look back at the very best Air Trainer 1 and SB Air Trainer 1s from the silhouette’s three decades-plus of history. See a ten-pack of classic styles listed in chronological order below, and note that now’s a good time to cop if any catch your eye – especially as most of the shoes you’ll see below can be found online for very reasonable prices!

Want to learn more about the Air Trainer 1? Check out five facts you need to know about the iconic silhouette here.

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