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Nike Bruin Trainers – All You Need to Know

by Jamie Wilson
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A style debuted over forty years ago, the Nike Bruin trainers were the first purposely designed basketball style from the brand. Read on for everything you need to know about the Nike Bruin.

As the brand’s first basketball trainer, the Nike Bruin is an iconic style in the history of the American sportswear company. First appearing over forty years ago, they’ve had a couple of releases since their initial shipment with the most recent iterations available in alternative materials and colourways.

Sealing it’s status as a epochal style in Nike’s timeline, the Nike Bruins were featured in one of the ‘Back to The Future’ films on the feet of Marty McFly – only perpetuating their popularity. Read on for more information on the Nike Bruin shoes.


  • Full grain white leather upper
  • Bold cobalt red swoosh
  • No heel tab or tongue markings
  • Integrated zoom air units
  • Autoclave constructed rubber sole


In March 1972, the Nike Bruin debuted at Portland’s Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The simplistic design was an instant success, featuring a white suede upper, autoclave outsoles and the iconic red nike swoosh. This is popularly known as the birth of Nike Basketball.

In recent years, the Nike Bruin has been re-released as the NikeLab Bruin Leather and is also available in a Nike Bruin SB model with a Zoom insole. The leather option is a close replica of the original Bruin, with full-grain leather upper and cupsoles as apposed to the original suede upper and autoclave sole. Since then, Nike have product several different colourways and material options – however, the style remains the same.

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Original Model Name

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Key Drop Variations

Nike Bruin White / Red

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Nike Bruin Low

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Nike Bruin Mid

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Nike SB Bruin

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Nike Bruin Vintage

nike bruin vintage

Where to buy a pair of Nike Bruin

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