March 10, 2010 BY John Kim
Joining the recent slew of Nike Trainer 1 PEs, Nike has fashioned a colourway for Yu Darvish, the Japanese pitching phenom who will be subject to a massive bidding war by Major League Baseball teams. The colourway you see is set to match the jerseys of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, Yu’s team in the Pacific League of the NPB, with the left and right shoe owning a different mock-up of the colors. A stamp on the heels reads “Fans are family!”, as Darvish once stated in a post-game interview that he was “pitching for his family, fans, and teammates”. His jersey number ’11’ is also placed in tag behind the tongue and embossed on the toe of the shoes. No info regarding a release has been set, but we wouldn’t be surprised if this pair was a Friends-and-Family deal.