September 23, 2009 BY bam
Manny always makes me laugh during the post-fight interviews with his awkward smile and chuckle, along with his minimal-worded answers. But when he’s in the ring, he means “bizness”. These Trainer 1’s are just the same. With the momentous victory over Ricky Hatton this past May, Nike shows love and respect by creating a Lights Out version of the new Trainer 1. Obviously insinuating the use of glow-in-the-dark, but also a play on words for Hatton’s performance during their bout.
Using glow is not the only stand-out feature to the shoe. Nike goes all out with intricate detail and branding- contrast stitching, MP embroidered tags outside and inside the tongue, laser graphics on the heel, and insoles decked out in illustration. Let’s not forget about packaging though. The shoes are wrapped in all over gold foil monogram pattern paper, all going into one of the best designed boxes we’ve seen in a while. These will only be available for sale at the Nike flagship store in Fort Bonifacio, Philippines- appropriate, being that it’s Pacman’s native land. Though only one pair per person, the matching shirt is open to three per person. via KC31.
Style Code: 387150 003
Colorway: Black/Black-Glow-Matallic Gold