Known as the pioneer of cross-training footwear, the Nike Air Trainer 1’s rise to fame is heavily indebted to an unlikely appearance on a tennis court in 1986. Designed as a training multi-tool, everything that made it great in the gym made it a legend on the court, including its mid-cut design, lateral outrigger and forefoot strap.
In celebration of the first summer slam of 2015, NikeLab collaborated with Hiroshi Fujiwara of fragment design to reimagine the classic silhouette. Available in two colorways that pay tribute to the brick red clay of Paris, the shoe is an off-court expression of NikeCourt’s lifestyle of tennis.
The NikeCourt Air Trainer 1 Mid x fragment will be available exclusively in Paris at NikeLab P75 on May 21. It will be available globally at NikeLab locations and nike.com/nikelab later this summer.
The clay court-inspired collection is the first of three NikeCourt Air Trainer 1 Mid x fragment collections to release this summer. It will be followed by collections that celebrate tennis’ biggest moments in London and New York.