Bo Jackson's Nike Air Bo Turf Is Touching Down AgainRelease: 13 July 2022
Style Code: DO1791-106
Style Code: DO1791-106
News on this release was originally published on June 28, 2022
Update July 12 2022: The Nike Air Bo Turf has been pushed back a week – originally set to drop on July 6, it'll now be touching down on July 13! Read the original article below for more info on this revived classic.
Between his iconic marketing campaigns with Nike and on-field exploits in both the MLB and the NFL, Bo Jackson was on top of the sporting world in the early 1990s. Jackson's most-known footwear comes from the Air Trainer SC line, and he's also associated with models like the Air Trainer Max 1, but one of his more under-the-radar pairs is the Air Bo Turf, a low-cut sneaker designed for both football and baseball. Now, the Air Bo Turf is set to return for the first time ever – and it's taking on a 'White/Black-Solar Red' colourway.
Built of leather and mesh, this iteration of the Air Bo Turf is centred around the striking 'Solar Red' accents on its midfoot and features the heavily-layered look (if not the high cut) that was ubiquitous on Nike training shoes during the same period. Of course, there are a few special details to be seen as well: Jackson's #34, which he wore with the Oakland Raiders, replaces the Nike Air hit on the left heel, and there's a 'Bo Knows' hit present on each of the insoles as well. Down below, nubbed turf outsoles suitable for both baseball and football round off the look.
There does seem to be some confusion about when, exactly, the Air Bo Turf was released on the sneaker interwebs. Some sources state it was in 1992 during his 'best season with the Raiders,' but Jackson's football career ended when he inujred his hip in a January 13, 1991 playoff game agains the Cincinnati Bengals. Other outlets have also reported the Air Bo Turf was released in 1992 as well, but it's more likely that it was first brought to market in 1990, when Jackson was selected to the NFL Pro Bowl as a member of the Raiders and also turned in one of his best baseball seasons with the Kansas City Royals.
Regardless, the Nike Air Bo Turf is set to return on July 6, and will be priced at $140. Here's hoping we see some PE editions on the diamond and the gridiron this year as well!