October 14, 2010 BY John Kim
The Nike Trainer endeavor was born in 1987 with the introduction of the Air Trainer, a ground-breaking shoe worn by Jon McEnroe during the U.S. Open of that year. Sprouting from McEnroe’s trainer was the Cross Training line – part of which was the Air Trainer SC Line that consisted of four models. The nomenclature for the entire Trainer catalog is absolutely convoluted due to Nike’s relentless ‘branching out’ of the original Trainer as well as a decrease in popularity of the Trainer shoe (which led to even more ‘dumbing down’ of names) but one shoe that has stood firm in its original title is the Nike Air Trainer SC II. Untouched by a re-issue in two decades, the Air Trainer SC II is considered to be one of the greatest Nike releases of all time and is certainly a favorite among those with a sneaker craze rooted from the Nike Air Trainer. Continue on to Sneaker News HD for the full Classics Revisited feature.
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