Baseball's new generation isn't slowed by the status quo. Faster, stronger athletes instead push baseball in a new direction, transforming the game through fearless acceleration. Designed with lightweight traction for ultimate speed, the Nike Huarache 2K Filth is engineered explicitly for this revolution in motion.
Geometric divots on the Nike Huarache 2K Filth's plate help prevent dirt from clinging to it, minimizing additional weight to the cleat. This allows athletes to stay light and fast during course of play. Comfort comes from a full-length Max Air unit and Flywire technology provides tailored support. Constructed of premium leather and mesh, the bootie-like upper conforms to the foot for a true-to-form sock-like fit. Working in harmony, the cleat plate and upper offer lightweight support while enabling quick-burst, multi-directional movement across the diamond.
Launched in running, with 1991's Nike Air Huarache, the Nike Huarache platform revolutionized the feel of athletic footwear. Drawing inspiration from South American sandals (from which the platform draws its name) and the fit of neoprene waterski boots, Huarache strips performance to its essentials. The superior lockdown provided by the innersleeve and leather exoskeleton of the original Huarache was swiftly adapted to other sports — beginning in 1992 with Tinker Hatfield and Eric Avar's Air Flight Huarache for basketball and Air Trainer Huarache for the gym — sparking a seismic shift in consideration of how a shoe could function as a true extension of the body.
"Athlete insights led us to focus on comfort, traction and fit for this cleat."
"Comfort is key during a long season, so we looked at multiple ways to provide comfort without sacrificing weight," says Cameron Shick, Nike Baseball Product Line Manager. "Athlete insights led us to focus on comfort, traction and fit for this cleat. We're happy where we landed as the latest iteration of the Huarache cleat franchise."
The Evolution of the Huarache Baseball Cleat
Air Huarache 2K4 (2005)
Air Huarache 2K5 (2006)
Air Huarache LWP 90 (2009)
Air Huarache 2KFRESH (2011)
Lunar Huarache Carbon Elite (2012)
Air Huarache Pro (2013)
The latest evolution of the Huarache platform, the Nike Huarache 2K Filth is built for a new breed of baseball athletes and will be available on Nike.com and at select retailers beginning on July 1.
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