January 23rd, 2014 by Aaron Hope
The Nike and NFL partnership is nearing the conclusion of its second season as we approach the two final headline events in the coming weekends. This is turning out to be a decidedly win-win situation, and one of the groups benefiting is of course us, the sneakerhead community. The Swoosh has several Super Bowl XLVIII sneakers to choose from this month, and they’ll be bringing a once exclusive tradition of Pro Bowl kicks public with the first drop coming up on Saturday.
Did you know that even with the ‘Silver Speed’ ‘Nike Knows’ and Free Trainer packs combined, there have still been more Pro Bowl colorways over the years than Super Bowl pairs? It’s not obvious because they’ve been doled out steadily over the past decade, and this year’s Air Trainer 1 is the first we’ll see at retail. So let’s find out where that floral print AT1 fits into this lineage in our look back at the history of Nike’s NFL Pro Bowl sneakers.