June 20th, 2014 by Patrick Johnson
Angels outfielder Mike Trout is currently on a quest to dominate Major League Baseball thanks to a 13 game hitting streak, which is all the more intimidating once you realize that he’s only 22 years young. Nike took notice and announced today that Trout will be getting his own signature cleat with the introduction of the Nike Lunar Vapor Trout. Focussing on balancing Trout’s unique power and signature speed, the Vapor Trout utilizes a durable yet lightweight Nike Lunarlon midsole while Flywire provides extra stability to usher in a modern baseball cleat with an exciting signature athlete at the helm to carry Nike Baseball into the future. Pre-orders for the cleat start June 20th and will be available via select retailers on July 12th. Stick with us after the click for a better look at Mike Trout’s debut signature Swoosh model and stay tuned for more release date updates on Sneaker News.
In addition to the Nike Lunar Vapor Trout, the Vapor Collection also includes the Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong Slider Tight, the Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm Player’s Sleeve, the Nike Tru Vapor Fitted Cap, the Nike Elite Vapor Crew and the Nike Vapor Elite Pro Batting Glove. Athlete inspired and validated, this collection fuses the heritage of baseball with innovative technologies that advance the game.
NIKE LUNAR VAPOR TROUT
The first signature cleat for star outfielder Mike Trout, the Nike Lunar Vapor Trout redefines the balance of speed and power in baseball and embodies the future direction of the game. Informed by Trout’s own insights, the Nike Lunar Vapor Trout is designed for the directional speed needed to steal more bases, get to more balls in the outfield, and get out of the batters box quickly. Equipped with a durable, lightweight Nike Lunarlon foam midsole for comfort, the cleat features a split Pebax speed plate for ultra-responsive movement across the field. The midsole also informs a lively aesthetic that captures the spirit of Trout’s game and Nike Vapor technology – sleek, modern, athletic, and extremely fast.
“The biggest challenge for us was balancing the performance characteristics of the shoe,” said Matthew Pauk, Nike Baseball Designer. “Just as Mike does with speed and power, we had to strike the perfect balance between lightweight and comfort, and I think we achieved that with the Nike Lunar Vapor Trout.”
Nike Flywire technology and a four-way stretch mesh inner sleeve provide a dynamic fit, locking the foot firmly over the plate when needed most. The Lunar Vapor Trout provides one of the fastest ballplayers in the game with a lightweight mid that offers the ultimate in comfort and support.
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