Nike is honoring Barry Sanders, and "the Greatest Season Ever Played", with a new shoe. In 1988 Sanders rushed for 2,628 yards. It's a record that still stands. His incredible performance that season earned him Oklahoma State's only Heisman Trophy. Barry Sanders is a true legend.
I cannot get my money out of my wallet fast enough. Unfortunately I'll have to wait just a little bit before I can bring these puppies home. They don't go on sale until Saturday, July 26th at 8:00am. I'm sure I'll see a few of you in line. Go Pokes!
From the Nike Website: www.nike.com/us/en_us/launch/c/2014-07/air-trainer-2-premium
"Designed to honor the "greatest season ever played," the latest Air Trainer 2 pays homage to legendary running back Barry Sanders’ award-winning season in 1988. The shoe features orange and black nubuck, as a nod to his alma mater’s rich heritage. Aesthetically, safari appropriately ties together the black and orange colorway finished off with a black reflective swoosh. The gridiron was his kingdom – and for years, the pride of Stillwater reigned supreme."
"He dominated the opposition, running, juking and spinning past defenders to rack up the most rushing yards in a single season – 2,628 to be exact – and 39 touchdowns. His record-breaking stats and accolades are commemorated in the shoe’s sockliner. Sealing the shoe’s legendary status, Sanders’ collegiate jersey number – "21" – is embroidered in orange and black on the heel."
"Step after step, yard after yard, and touchdown after touchdown, the legend known as Big Bad Barry made the stands rumble on gameday – and his influence still holds true today."