When Nike brought back the Air Trainer SC in the orginial "Auburn" colorway last year, we compiled a list of the Top 10 Bo Backson sneakers of all time. It might be time to revise that list, as Nike is set to release a special "Broken Bats" edition of the Air Trainer SC on Friday.
The sneakers are an ode to Bo's days with the Royals and feature Kansas City's colors along with Jackson's No. 16 to go with wood print and an icy-clear outsole. But the feature which will probably draw people in the most has to be the tongue, which features an 8-bit Nintendo-style graphic of Bo snapping a bat over his knee. They'll cost $130.
This isn't the first time Bo's likeness has been featured in 8-bit form on Nikes. Back in 2009, Nike released the "Techmo Bo" Air Trainer SC IIs which paid homage to Jackson's gridiron days and a pair of "Royals" Blazer Mids which had Bo in his batting stance. Pretty cool idea by Nike.
Via Nice Kicks