Nike Training/Football 2011 Preview
Following the grand introduction of the Nike Zoom Alpha Talon and new Pro-Combat gear at Cowboys Stadium yesterday, media was taken upstairs to check out a showcase featuring the very latest in Nike Training and Football apparel, footwear and equipment. The 2011 crop of products included a cross-section of goodies that cover Nike’s three-pronged attack of “Compete, Train and Express,” an idea designed to keep you looking, feeling and performing at high levels from what you wear on the practice field and gameday, as well as away from the rigors of high-impact athletics once its time to grab some attention with your off-field attire.
The circular display set-up was designed to take those in attendance through these different facets of the Nike Training arsenal, from the latest Nike Sparq training equipment, to the new Pro-Combat technologies and uniforms, to some new and redesigned footwear destined to make a splash both in and outside of the athletic training realm. Finally, falling more into the “Express” category, Nike iD stations were set up, offering the most recent wave of Nike Sportswear Destroyer Jacket customization options.
With all the overwhelming visual stimulation all around, you know Sneaker News was scouring the room to bring you some sneak peeks at some of the upcoming Nike Training footwear that will be hitting retail in 2011. New colorways and variations of the Trainer 1, Trainer 1.2 and Free TR were on display, but it was the Zoom Huarache TR that stole the show in both a new mid-cut colorway and a variety of brand new Huarache TR Low models.
The new Zoom Huarache TR Mid features an eye-catching black/white/grey/volt color scheme that sports a gradient midsole, and a clear outsole that reveals a print inspired by the Zoom Alpha Talon. The same style of pattern appears again on the heel section of the upper in tonal black, giving off something of a faux-carbon fiber look. Aside from the Huarache Mid, we also got a first look at the Zoom Huarache Low, which was a big hit with the crowd thanks to a few colorways that are obviously inspired by some of the classic Air Huarache runners. Keep reading for a thorough look at the entire display and keep an eye out for all this and more hitting stores in 2011.