Nike Trainer 1 Launch
Nike Trainer 1 Launch

LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2009 / FW/ — Unveiled last May 14 by Olympic gold medal decathlete Bryan Clay together with a bevy of NFL and NBA players, the Nike Trainer 1 is being touted as a lightweight training shoes that provided comfort and support as athletes prepare for competition.

Bo Jackson and John McEnroe made the original Nike Air Trainer famous in the late ‘80s – Jackson through the cross-training preparation that helped him excel in both professional baseball and football, and McEnroe by donning the Nike Air Trainer on-court during his heyday.

“The Nike Trainer 1 will help athletes prepare and perform better in their sport,” said Kris Aman, Vice President and General Manager of Nike Athletic Training. “To create this shoe, we’ve taken the very best from our rich training heritage and combined it with new innovations and insights from today’s best athletes.”

As part of the launch event in Southern California, Nike athletes Larry Fitzgerald, Adrian Peterson, Troy Polamalu, Brandon Roy, Amar’e Stoudemire, Bryan Clay and Matt James (Pro Trainer) led more than 50 local Southern California youth from all sports in a comprehensive training workout.

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The Nike Trainer 1 will be available in the U.S. beginning July 1, 2009 with a suggested retail price of $90 USD. For more information, please go to or