July 10th, 2014 by Brendan Dunne
The 2014 NBA All-Star Game is right around the corner, and you can bet that Nike’s Baseball wing will be taking full advantage with plenty of player exclusive sneakers. The so called “Spectrum Collection” for the Nike Lunar Vapor series finds its inspiration in the range of colors created by the sun’s reflecting off the watery surfaces found in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Product includes the Nike Lunar Vapor Trout Spectrum, the newly revealed Nike Lunar Trainer 1 Spectrum and the Nike Vapor Elite Pro Spectrum. Continue reading to get the full breakdown on the set and watch for the ability to grab these sneakers for yourself when the Nike Vapor Spectrum Collection releases at Nike.com and select retailers beginning on July 12th.
Nike Baseball’s latest footwear and batting glove innovation and design will be shining bright in Minnesota as Nike athletes take the field in the most recent color offerings of the Nike Lunar Vapor Trout cleat and the Vapor Elite Pro batting glove during Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby on Monday and All-Star Game on Tuesday.
Taking a local approach to the recently revealed Nike Vapor Collection, the Nike Lunar Vapor Spectrum Collection is inspired by the sun’s reflection onto the Land of 10,000 Lakes. When the sun sets over water, individual points of light blend together to form a smooth-colored spectrum of light. The collection is composed of lightweight and responsive product both for the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game enabling speed.
The Home Run Derby product includes the Nike Lunar Vapor Trout Spectrum, Nike Lunar Trainer 1 Spectrum and the Nike Vapor Elite Pro Spectrum. Both the Lunar Vapor Trout and Nike Lunar Trainer 1 have a white upper with purple-to-navy fade Swoosh and midsole. The Nike Vapor Elite Pro batting glove has white mesh on the back of the hand with green and yellow accents. The All-Star Game product features five different individual uppers on Volt midsoles to create a spectrum across the team colors. Included in the retail offering are orange, purple, black, navy and royal colorways of the 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 batter’s 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 Nike Vapor Spectrum Collection will be available on Nike.com and at select retailers with the All-Star Game cleats available July 12 and Home Run Derby cleat and batting glove July 14.