The first ever shoe marketed as a trainer was from Nike. It was called Nike Air Trainer 1. This kind of shoe set the stage for cross training footwear. The shoe was designed by Tinker Hatfield. Cross training shoes or trainers have come a long way in the past fifty years. Today, several brands make trainers, but Nike has remained as one of the most trusted brands in this niche as well. Tinker Hatfield wanted to make a shoe that would be wearable during various activities or sports. Nike Air Trainer 1 was aimed at runners, tennis players or aspirants, basketball players and not necessarily professionals, gym goers and fitness enthusiasts among others. The shoe became the default choice for anyone who wanted a running shoe to be more compatible for other activities. Read More →