Nike Athletic Training Footwear Preview @ The Zoo – Extensive Look
Over the weekend, we brought you a little sneak preview of the Nike Athletic Training Footwear Preview at The Zoo recording studio in Oakland. Admittedly, we couldn’t resist showing you a few of the highlights asap, but there are still plenty of additional visuals for you to sink your teeth into. It was explained by Nike designer Jeff Rasmussen, that the upcoming Nike Training line has been designed to follow six thoughtfully considered tenets: multi-directional flexibility and traction, forefoot security, lateral stability, support, fit and comfort and protection. With these six factors in place, the Training line has been specified for two different categories: Strong and Speed.
Falling into the Strong category, you have the Trainer SC 2010 and the Edge TR, built for the the rigorous demands of hardcore training. The Speed models like the Free TR and the updated Huarache Trainer model (now the Huarache TR) are super lightweight and responsive offerings for the more uptempo of training activities. Modeled after the original Nike cross-trainer, the newly revamped Trainer 1.2 straddles the line between Strong and Speed in true cross-training fashion, created to be the ultimate in cutting edge training footwear versatility.
Keep reading after the jump for a thorough look at all these models and more, including design sketches, dissected sneaker components, 3-D Z-Corp models and actual last molds, used to to develop the form of the sneakers. Also of interest, the Huarache TR and Trainer SC colorways are all inspired by the lives and careers of Larry Fitzgerald and Bo Jackson respectively, and note the winterized mid-cut version of the Trainer 1.2. Keep an eye out for all these Nike Training models due out this year, and stick with Sneaker News for all the latest news on release info.