Basketball has its McDonald’s All-American Game, football has its US Army All American Bowl, and baseball has, among others, its Perfect Game All-American Classic, an annual high school all-star game that collects 53 of America’s top amateur baseball players.
And when the players took to the diamond at San Diego’s Petco Park, Sunday, August 10, each was outfitted in the most cutting edge baseball apparel available — the 2014 Perfect Game All-American Uniforms, a subset of the Nike Baseball Vapor System of Dress. In addition to Elite Vapor Jerseys and Elite Vapor Pants, the high school baseballers rocked Mike Trout’s new signature cleat, the Nike Lunar Vapor Trout, the Vapor Elite Pro Batting Glove, the Hyperstrong Slider Tight, the Nike True Vapor Fitted Hat, and so much more.
Check out a laydown of both 2014 Perfect Game All-American uniforms below — East in blue/volt, West in red/volt — along with a breakdown of each piece.
NIKE ELITE VAPOR PANT AND BELT
The Elite Vapor Pant features a Dri-FIT knit fabric that helps wick moisture from the body, while the forward-facing side seams help reduce drag when sliding. Mesh gussets on the inner leg provide mobility and breathability. The Nike Elite Vapor Belt includes a low profile buckle for reduced bulk and drag when diving as well customizable adjustment between pre-set holes.
NIKE VAPOR ELITE PRO BATTING GLOVE
The Nike Vapor Elite Pro batting glove offers optimal feel and a close connection to the bat through a one-piece textured sheepskin leather palm. The full mesh back is perforated for a lighter feel, freedom of movement, and breathability. Ultra-lightweight Hyperfuse technology provides support where it is most needed, on the back of hand and fingers.
NIKE PRO COMBAT HYPERSTRONG SLIDER TIGHT
The ¾-length Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong Slider Tight incorporates zoned mesh for comfort as well as silver sliding panels on thighs to reduce friction on every slide. Nike DeTech foam over the knee offers lightweight, flexible protection with a secure, lockdown fit.
NIKE PRO COMBAT HYPERWARM PLAYER’S SLEEVE
With a seamless knit design, the Nike Vapor Elite Baseball Vapor Sleeve is designed for comfort and zoned thermal compression over the elbows, biceps and triceps.
NIKE VAPOR ELITE OVER THE CALF BASEBALL SOCK
The Nike Vapor Elite Baseball Vapor Crew provides ankle cushioning designed to fit perfectly with baseball cleats. The first-ever Nike Baseball sock is made with Dri-FIT fabric and features a combination of zoned cushioning and dynamic arch support for lasting comfort.
NIKE TRUE VAPOR FITTED HAT
Nike’s revolutionary baseball cap features a Vapor Bill construction and laser-perforated details for lightweight comfort and breathability. The Vapor Bill construction is designed to reduce weight, improve moisture management and relieve pressure against the forehead.
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 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.