Bo definitely knows sneakers. Dude sold a boatload of crosstrainers for Nike back in ’90s, and the company is paying proper tribute to the multisport legend with yearly releases honoring him. The Nike Air Trainer III Premium ‘Bo Knows Horse Racing’ is another feather in the cap for Jackson, and the inspiration is drawn from an old, but well known advertising campaign depicting him as a jockey, surfer, hockey player, etc.
An argyle print can be found on the sockliner, with the cartoon-like horse and jockey on the tongue and Tecmo Bowl references in the numbering on the heel. Keeping the print to the interior of the shoe maintains the theme subtle for those who are getting sick of all over prints. Using ambiguous colors from a decades old sports reference is something hardcore sneakerheads can definitely appreciate as well. Although Royals fans might be a little crestfallen, fans of the Tecmo Bowl God should definitely give these Trainers consideration.
The Nike Air Trainer III Premium ‘Bo Knows Horse Racing’ releases today, May 2 at select retailers.