words // Brandon Richard
How often do you see a baseball player get a tenth signature shoe with one brand? How often do you see an athlete in any sport get a tenth signature shoe with any brand? Such is the case for New York Yankees captain Derek Sanderson Jeter, who sees his name adorn a Jordan Brand sneaker for the tenth time in his highly decorated career.
Officially introduced this spring is the Jordan Jeter Cut, a cross-trainer designed by Octavio Lubrano that is equipped to meet the demands of athletes looking to train and stay in shape in between games. The lightweight sneaker features a premium fit, plush support, lateral stability and multi-surface traction ready for surfaces such as artificial turf, grass, dirt or a gym floor.
The mid-cut silhouette is packed with design and technology cues that aren’t only visually pleasing, but make the Jeter Cut a performance standout. Diamond-shaped perforations in the shoe’s quarter panels enhance ventilation, keeping your foot cool in warmer temperatures. Additional ventilation is provided by sandwich mesh on the tongue, which was also put in place to reduce lace pressure on the top of the foot.
Midfoot overlays wrap upward from the midsole and integrate with the eyestays for extra support and a lockdown. TPU windows on the medial and lateral midfoot enhance support and stability when cutting from side to side. Giving the Jeter Cut a premium fit and feel is a plush collar and inner lining.
For additional comfort, a dual-density Phylon midsole was put into place. Articulated lugs in the forefoot provide great multi-surface traction, while the outrigger and rubber outsole wrap-up provide lateral stability and help keep the foot over the footbed on the field.
The first colorway of the Jordan Jeter Cut, in White/Pitch Black-Metallic Silver, is available to purchase over at Eastbay now.
Available: Jordan Jeter Cut – White/White-Pitch Black-Metallic Silver