Nike Air Trainer 3: Unwavering versatility
In 1988, Nike launched the Bo Jackson-endorsed Nike Air Trainer III (originally called the Nike Air Trainer SC) as a follow up to their original cross-trainers. These Nike trainers became an instant hit thanks to its clean lines, visible Air unit, and a unique closure system.
Since then, the Nike Air Trainer 3 has been retroed numerous times because of its enduring style and reliable performance.
Nike Air Trainer 3 Medicine Ball
The most noteworthy colorway of the Air Trainer 3 is dubbed the 'Medicine Ball.' Inspired by Bo Jackson's training staple, these Nike sneakers feature a white upper with brown and light bone accents.
Because of its popularity, the Nike Air Trainer III 'Medicine Ball' was even featured in Spike Lee's 1989 movie "Do The Right Thing."
Nike Air Trainer 3 vs Nike Air Trainer 1
The Nike Air Trainer 1 was such a massive success that Nike designers did not make any drastic changes to its successor the Air Trainer 3. Both sneakers feature the same midsole/outsole tooling that provides enhanced comfort and stability no matter your activity.
Notable updates of the Nike Air Trainer 3
- A TPU heel cage provides increased support.
- Laser cutouts significantly reduce the shoe's weight and add breathability.
- The visible Air unit ensures a comfortable ride.