Nike Air Trainer SC IIs? No thanks, I’m not really a fan. But the first incarnation, the Air Trainer SC, oh yes.
The shape (which is almost triangular in profile), the colours, the wide tongues and the panelling… absolutely amazing, even after all these years. Look at those colours!
These 2009 retros are up there with the best bring-backs of all-time. Excellent construction, great materials and very close to the OGs.
The SC II was spoiled, in my opinion, with the toe strap. I might border on corrective shoes at times (friends and colleagues are well aware of my Kukini and Seismic fetish, for example), but I really don’t like toe straps. And with all the panels going on already, it seemed like a push too far, at least cosmetically.
Bo certainly did know.
In other news, please check out the new site I just worked on with Ry(ouki). If you’re based in the UK and looking for trainers, then this will cut your online searching down to a minimum: www.thedropdate.com. All Ry’s idea, but he brought me along for the journey. We hope you find it useful!