The first Nike Air Trainer was introduced in 1987 and are still one of the most popular training shoes. In the 90's athletes were forced to use footwear that was not universal and only used for specific sport, because of that designer Tinker Hatfield sought to find universal formula and adapt it for various types of workouts.
At that time basketball shoes heel were eight-millimeter lift, while running shoes lift ranged from 12 to 15 millimeters. While creating Nike Air Trainer shoes Tinker Hatfield wanted to find a golden medial point in which the heel would be sufficiently raised to run, but at the same time not too tall and ensure foot stability.
The first who tested Nike Air Trainer was tennis player John McEnroe, who returned to the sport in 1986 after a break and demanded a shoes from Nike. Athlete tested the Nike Air Trainer prototype, which impressed him so much that he even played in the tournament without permission and won it. "These shoes combined everything I needed," McEnroe said. The creation of the universal Nike Air Trainer shoes has become a real revolution.
Nike has decided to improve the boots and has introduced a maximum air volume (Nike AIR MAX) system that protects against the impact and ensures amortization. The Nike Air Max Trainer 1 is designed for comfortable sport. The strap on the forefoot adds extra protection, specially designed to help dominate by jumps, weight lifting or even running. Mostly, for the surface of this model leather is used to make the shoes more flexible and stable.
Shoes has inner sleeve which protects the ankle and the sides of the foot. The sole consists of a nubby pattern which increase grip with the covering, while the flat heel ensures stability.