Original Story (03/31/22): Along with the “Chlorophyll” colorway, Nike is also bringing back the OG “Dark Royal” colorway of the Air Trainer 1.

The Air Trainer 1 “Dark Royal” originally released in 1988 and has not been brought back since. Similar versions have released in 1994 and 2002, though they featured black on the Swoosh and strap instead of the OG navy. Like the 2022 “Chlorophyll” release, these are designed to be as true to the OG as possible, down to the “Air Trainer” branding on the tongue instead of “Air Trainer 1.”

Check out the 2022 Nike Air Trainer 1 OG “Dark Royal” below. These are dropping at South African retailer Lemkus on April 2nd, though expect a wider global release in the near future. Stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates.

Nike Air Trainer 1 OG “Dark Royal”
Color: White/Midnight Navy-Medium Grey
Style Code: DM0521-101
Release Date: 2022
Price: $125 USD

Cop on aftermarket:

Update (07/02/22): The Nike Air Trainer 1 “Dark Royal” (aka “Midnight Navy”) drops July 16th on SNKRS.

Update (06/14/22): Check out official images of the 2022 Nike Air Trainer 1 “Dark Royal” below. Some retailers across Europe have dropped these already, though a stateside release should be coming soon. Stay tuned to MN for updates.

First look photos via Lemkus:

Nike catalog photo via freshkicks95/NikeTalk:


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