OFFICIAL: Air Trainer 1 Mid Premium aka "Chlorophylls"... paging Wallyhop....

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  1. panaricanretro

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    Nike Air Trainer 1 Mid Premium – Holiday 2012
    By John K. · Published Apr 11th, 2012 

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    1987 could be considered to be the greatest year for Nike in its history – with much of the credit going to Tinker Hatfield’s ‘Air’ Pack. One of the original five is the Air Trainer 1, which will also celebrate its 25th Anniversary this year by returning in the original Chlorophyll colorway that Jon McEnroe made so famous on the tennis courts; we already saw a return of the Chlorophyll as recent as 2008 as well as in 2010 as part of the Trainer Legacy Pack, but if you missed out on those, keep your radar locked in on the Holiday 2012 season as the Premium-grade Chlorophyll and new ‘Hazelnut’ colorway has been confirmed for a release at $110 a pop. Stay tuned for more on the Air Trainer 1 releases for this year, and let us know if the Chlorophyll Air Trainer 1 is a must-cop for you! via TSG

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  2. bryscooplaygrifhold

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    In before Wally...[​IMG][​IMG]

    This may be the beginning of the end for me.

    On a related retro sidenote, I played 4 sets of tennis on clay today in my Trainer SC2 Citrons and they were [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. prez t

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    Wallys gunna bee so geeked [​IMG]

    most likely will cop . been a big fan of the shoe for a little while but still haven't ever copped
     
  4. Magic33

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    How much stuff are they going to drop next Christmas, damn
     
  5. picasso

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    I can't wait! I'll get the original CW's.
     
  6. Sinner

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    Haha, Wally was all over this even before the thread was made! [​IMG]
    But just based on that preliminary catalog pic, there might be some concerns Nike's just using the 2002/2008/2009 chassis, which some of you guys will know was different from the 2000 retro. Toebox, tongue, materials and more importantly, the fit... will need to keep an eye on those things. 

    Rich ~ What are you, nuts!?  In the SC2's!?  Dude... clay~!  Oh that hurts!  Stuff doesn't come off!  HarTru right?
     
  7. rob1ne

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    Wonder if "premium-grade" is something worth lookin forward to? Anyhow, 1st thread in a while thats goin to be intresting to follow up
     
  8. mints

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    All in on these, I can let other releases fall by the wayside as long as I get to pick up a pair of these.
     
  9. ayipapi

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    If Nike was smart they would send Wally a sample so he could tell them whats wrong and what's right...
     
  10. ekhunter1

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    trust me you guys arent in b4 wally!
    and I have a little more optimistic being that they are "Premium"  but as we all now sometimes the "Premium" doesn't necessarily mean that!
     
  11. SLP

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    NSW strikes again!
     
  12. supraturbo619

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    This.
    Hopefully these are similar in quality to the SC IIs.
     
  13. mints

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    I'm more concerned that by calling them premium they'll limit what shops get these. Make these a wide release GR and put a little bit of marketing behind them.
     
  14. soleaddict34

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    Yeah, Wally was nice enough to let some of us know before hand about the release of these. 
    I can't get too excited about these though. Like some have mentioned Nike's definition of "Premium" varies widely. If its that same synthetic stuff used on the 2008 and 2010 then its a no thanks for me. 
     
  15. bknowbles

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    Do I speak to soon when I say if we have the 2002-09' at1 we already have 2012? Nike prove me wrong and not in the disappointing way either.
     
  16. green rhino123

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    awe man, are they gonna do the toe-box with those big spaced-out holes
    like they now put on the ATIII (ATSC)?

    it's one the least favorite "updates" on the air trainers - changes the look

    if they end up dropping with that toe-box...no cop
    (pics disappoint because of this one factor - and i was on board even with sub-par quality concerns)
    upset actually
     
  17. nineteen92

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    All I want are the Chlorophyll's [​IMG]
     
  18. jfmartimcdandruff

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    Walllyyyyy [​IMG]

    i'm already good with my 00 pair but i know many have been waiting for these
     
  19. weatherman

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    Thanks Nike. Luckily classics like these don't seem to get the crazy amounts of hype so they should be an easy grab. Honestly, give me a pair or 2 of those McEnroes and they can keep EVERYTHING else.

    Let's have a little faith in Nike. After all, the QS SCII's didn't have a Premium label and we all saw how those turned out-- some of the best Nike Retro quality in years. Maybe someone over there is actually putting their best effort in doing these right, or at least close to right!
     
  20. green rhino123

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    ^
    ya, well - the sc II's had the same type of holes on the toe-box as the original

    the widely spaced holes look like crap

    can't believe i'm the only one that thinks it's a deal breaker
     
  21. bigsid

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    The brown ones kinda nice.
     
  22. manslayer

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    Damn, nice year! we got the SC2's last year, got the Flight One's, DT2's, getting Pippens and Barkleys, Marinos, and these? NICE
     
  23. wallyhopp

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    Thanks for the shout out.

    My optimism is at an all-time low based on a few key factors.

    A few have seen actual samples and compare them directly to the 2008 era mold.
    The 2008 overseas chlorophyll had the official name, NIKE AIR TRAINER 1 MID PREMIUM, as well. And we know what that gets us.. This is Nike..
    Price point is $20 higher than the 2000 and 2009 ubiq released pairs. Even the Legacy package split the price up to $90/pair.
    So what are we getting for $110?
    Perforated toe box holes, as mentioned by Green rhino, are 100% identical to the 2009 era of air trainer III retros. Both in size, and spacing.. This is Nike. It's likely the same pleather seen on the 09 med. balls.

    There's not much else to do or say but to let this play itself out... If anything, these flop, and I can scoop some up at $60 bucks.... These aren't worth a penny over $70 bucks.

    On the bright side, many don't have to pay $180 for 2002 or 2008s any more.. So this will open things up for a bigger audience.
     
  24. Magic33

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    The use of the word premium for something that should be the norm is relatively amusing
     
  25. Sinner

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    Wally, if you don't mind, I took the liberty of reposting this.  This was from Jan 2008... funny how it might apply to the 2012 release as well.
    An update would probably be to include the ones from the Bo Jackson pack.

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    Also... OG's... first time we'll see this tongue since the initial batch of OG's.

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