August 19, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 1
Among the chief reasons that Beaverton is synonymous with the world’s best sneakers is another famed Oregon ‘B’ who shared serious ties with the Ducks family. Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman came back to his alma mater after a tour of duty with the US Army in WWII, led the ‘Track Men of Oregon’ to an incredible stretch of success in the 1960s, then set his waffle iron to ‘world domination’ and pushed the Swoosh to the top before passing on the eve of the new millennium. Bowerman will always remain a part of Nike’s bedrock, and two luxurious new takes on one of their superstar designers’ game-changers will soon release in tribute to his contributions. The Nike Air Trainer 1 ‘BB51’ remembers Bowerman’s Ducks football days and takes things upscale with a premium black leather build joined by another in caramel nubuck that you’ll in some new photos later. Click through for more photos of the black ‘BB51’ Air Trainer 1s and stick with Sneaker News for US release info.
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