When asked, who is the greatest athlete ever, we know who many would put down as their answer. But what would you think if we said you were wrong? Of course there is no definitive answer, but when you look at multidisciplinary athletes, although MJ dabbled in baseball, Bo Jackson was one of the few who excelled in two sports, going pro in both the NFL and MLB. Although his career was brought to an end due to a freak injury, those that got to watch him play in both sports, will no doubt say that he was the greatest athlete of all time. But if you want the complete retrospective on Bo, just check out ESPNs 30 for 30 - You Don't Know Bo.
Why so much Bo love? Although it was developed by Tinker Hatfield and his crew, as the poster boy for the Air Trainer series, Bo gave this shoe life because it was designed as a cross trainer for multi-sport athletes everywhere. The latest rendition of the Air Trainer SC High pays homage to the man's MLB days, with 'Broken (right foot) 'Bats' (left foot) printed beneath the transparent sole and a wood grain print on the side and heel of the shoe highlighted against the white leather backdrop. Blue accents as well as a Bo graphic on the tongue, depicting him breaking a baseball bat over his leg, round things off. Have you tried to do that? It's not as easy as it looks, trust me, I tried. Mita have you covered, so head on over to grab your pair, or hit up your nearest Nike stockist tomorrow, April 24.
First published March 18, 2014