Japanese baseball has long been associated with speed and agressive base running. Nike Zoom Vapor Elite J Metal Low has been developed through extensive research with top athletes and talented Japanese high school players displaying a speed-driven style of play. With outstanding acceleration, the boot provides the ultimate performance for players who crave an additional edge.
The entire upper incorporates Nike Hyperfuse construction for breathability and support. Added slit vents increase breathability, enhance flexibility and enable a smooth transition of the foot weight within the shoe. In addition, dynamic Flywire technology in the mid-foot area brings customizable fit and natural motion to baseball. With excellent balance of flexibility and fit, the boot delivers a new level of speed.
Vapor Traction System on the outsole has been developed with a goal of maximizing acceleration for forward movement. More studs in the forefoot promote forward-tilting posture for powerful first steps, while an extra-rigid shank enhances propulsion to deliver explosive speed.
Nike Zoom Vapor Elite J Metal Low will be used by professional athletes during the 2014 season, including Takashi Toritani (Hanshin Tigers,), Sho Aranami (Yokohama DeNA BayStars), and last season’s Pacific League stolen base champion Dai-Kang Yang (Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters). Nike is committed to supporting the performance of top players with innovative technologies.
Nike Zoom Vapor Elite J Metal Low will be available in Japan March 1 at Nike.com and retail stores.