April 24, 2008 BY Sneaker News
Derek Jeter who is known for his clutch plays in the field and at the plate inspires the design and the name of his next signature shoe from Brand Jordan – the Jeter Clutch. Similar in visual design to past Derek Jeter models, this new signature sneaker feature a large Jumpman logo on the side, with good use of quality leather throughout the minimalist design. The upper features a combination of full grain natural leather, as well as engineered synthetic leather, with an interesting asymmetric toe cap to protect athletes against toe drag. The midsole is made of phylon with the standard Nike Air unit in the heel, while the outsole has a solid, herringbone and nub traction surface for performance on any surface. (See more specs below) Look for this white, black and university blue colorway along with a black, metallic silver colorway at Nike retailers starting May 10th 2008. (Thanks Brand Jordan for providing the sneakers.)
More photos and specs below…
Inspiration: The Jeter Clutch was inspired by Derek’s on and off the field persona and as a personal tribute to the last year he would be playing in the historic Yankees stadium.
-The 3 years (2004/2005/2006) he won Gold Gloves on the rear.
-A tribute to Yankees stadium’s legendary façade on the tongue.
-An aerial view of Yankees stadium with all of the championship years as recessed in the shank for support.
-The shoe also features the sophistication on tonal pin stripes from his suits.
Upper: Full grain leather and engineered synthetic leather upper combine with molded multi-eye stay system that provides a lock down performance fit. Asymmetrical toe cap offers added protection against toe drag. Lateral window in the ankle area offers freedom of movement as well as breathability.
Midsole: Phylon midsole with Nike Air unit in the heel supplies maximum cushioning and minimal weight. Midsole flex grooves extend up the medial and lateral forefoot for added performance.
Outsole: Solid rubber maximum traction