Best Gifts for Fastpitch Players

Best Gifts for Fastpitch Players

Give the gift of greatness this holiday season! Browse through our Best Gifts for Fastpitch Players guide below to find all of our latest and greatest equipment and apparel.

Nike Softball Therma Hoodie

Stay warm in the dugout or on the practice field with the Nike Softball Therma Hoodie. Nike Therma fabrics helps manage your body’s natural heat to keep your performance high when temperatures are low.

Nike Zoom Hyperdiamond 3 Elite

Reach hyperspeed in the Nike Zoom Hyperdiamond 3 Elite. Built for a lightweight feel and tailored for comfort, this cleat provides responsive cushioning that helps you be quick off the plate and down the base path.

New Balance FuseV2 Turf

The New Balance FuseV2 is the perfect indoor fastpitch trainer. It’s unique lightweight upper features perforations to help with air flow, while the full-length REVlite midsole sits above a grippy outsole to help you play your best.

DeMarini 2019 D-Lab Prism Bat

Designed and perfected in DeMarini’s D-Lab, this bat is engineered to give hitters the ultimate combination of consistency and feel. With a continuous fiber barrel, divergence gapped barrel technology, and a 3Fusion handle system – this bat maximizes every swing whether you’re a free-swinger or a slapper.

Rawlings Liberty Advanced Color Sync 2.0 Glove

The Rawlings Liberty Advanced Color Sync 2.0 glove is the perfect way to upgrade your game, giving you a diamond-ready feel and a double-laced basket web that provides a deep pocket.

Nike Dri-Fit Raspberry Club Short-Sleeve Crew

Showcase your toughness with the stylish and comfortable Nike Dri-Fit Raspberry Club Short-Sleeve Crew. The Dri-Fit technology helps you stay dry and the “Raspberry Club” graphics represent the sacrifices you’re willing to make for the game. (Coming soon)

Shopping for other sports or styles? Check out our full list of gift guides here.

Live From The 45th AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships

Live From The 45th AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships

Each year, the top junior girls’ volleyball teams in the nation gather in Florida to compete in the AAU National Championships. These highly skilled athletes battle across 166 courts, pushing themselves to the limit in every match. Why? Because they love the game. Eastbay was there for every minute of the action, and the huge turnout of strong female athletes was amazing! Here are some of our favorite moments from the 45th AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships:

 

Weekly Women’s Must-Haves

Weekly Women’s Must-Haves

Every week we’ll be featuring our top women’s pick and breaking down why it’s essential for your wardrobe. Check back on Tuesdays to view our hottest clothing and shoes from gym to street.

Nike Archive Pullover Jacket

3.20 Must Have Story

March 20 – Nike Archive Pullover Jacket

Get the ultimate mix of retro and modern with the Nike Archive Pullover Jacket. Colorblocking creates a vintage look, while the fresh silhouette gives you up-to-the-minute style. The fresh funnel-neck design keeps your neck and face warm, while ensuring you’ll be setting trends this spring. Lightweight fabric makes this the perfect choice for spring days—it’s warm, but not bulky—and the extra-roomy front pocket includes a snap closure to keep everything secure. Pair the Nike Archive Pullover Jacket with your favorite leggings and you’re ready to go.

Nike Air Max 270

3.13 Must-Have Story

March 13 – Nike Air Max 270

It’s Air Max Month! Why not celebrate in style with the new Nike Air Max 270? This supreme shoe gives you oodles of Air—seriously, the Max Air Unit clocks in at 32mm, giving your feet the most cushioning yet. Flex grooves let your foot bend and flex, while the rubber toe tip provides long-lasting durability. The bootie construction of the upper gives you a snug, sock-like feel, and the asymmetrical lacing system provides a modern, cutting-edge vibe. Take a look at that heel! In addition to all that luxurious cushioning, each model’s heel is a vibrant color to give you even more eye-catching style. Upgrade your Nike look today and enjoy the supreme comfort of the Air Max 270.

Nike Air Crop Top

3.6 Must Have Story

March 6 – Nike Air Crop Top

Get ready for warm weather! It’s almost time for crop top season, and the Nike Air Crop Top has you covered. With a contrast-color hem that hits right at your natural waist, this top gives you cutting-edge style and a flattering silhouette. The racerback fit keeps you cool, and cotton fabric is soft and comfortable. Choose from heather grey, black, white, rose, or grab all four—you can never have enough Nike gear! Pair this top with your favorite Nike Air Max kicks for a sporty, modern look. Better yet, check out the whole Nike Air Collection.

adidas Originals NMD R1 STLT Primeknit

2.27 Must Have Story

Feb. 27 – adidas Originals NMD R1 STLT Primeknit

Prime your feet for spring with the new NMD R1 STLT Primeknit from adidas Originals. The fresh, running-inspired design features a one-piece adidas Primeknit upper, which provides a stretchy, sock-like fit you’re sure to love. Premium engineering gives this shoe a modern, unique texture, and the combination of Raw Steel, Ash Pearl, and White is reminiscent of a misty spring day (though it’s anything but dreary!) Time to shake off the winter blues and add some spring to your step with the NMD R1 STLT Primeknit.

Nike Windrunner Jacket

2.20 Must Have Story

Feb. 20 – Nike Windrunner Jacket

Get effortless, iconic style with the Nike Windrunner. This hooded jacket has been updated with piped white lines, and features Particle Rose and Barely Rose—this season’s must-have colors. Angled piping is dropped below the chest for a flattering fit, and the pleated vent detail on the back provides breathability. Smooth taffeta fabric repels water, while the paneled hood protects you from the elements, and the drawcord lets you adjust for comfort. The Windrunner is a great choice for a damp spring day; check out all six colors and pick your favorite.

Nike Air Max 90 LX Velvet

2.13 Must Have Story 1

Feb. 13 – Nike Air Max 90 LX Velvet

Particle Rose is the color of the season, and the Nike Air Max 90 LX Velvet has you covered. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this shoe offers you a fashion-forward hue with a plush, velvety texture. If pink isn’t your thing, that’s okay! This eye-catching sneaker is also available in chic Gunsmoke grey. Visible Max Air units in the soles give you long-lasting cushioning and comfort, and flex grooves let your foot move naturally. Forget flowers and chocolate; treat yourself to premium comfort and style, and step into the Nike Air Max 90 LX Velvet today.

adidas Originals Equipment Track Top

2.6 Must Haves Story

Feb. 6 – adidas Originals Equipment Track Top

Rock some ’90s-inspired style, and enjoy the bright coral color of the adidas Originals Equipment Track Top. French terry material has a unique shine, and the full-zip style lets you adjust your look. Featuring eye-catching Equipment stripes on the shoulders, this jacket pairs amazingly with your favorite adidas EQT sneakers. Check out the entire Equipment collection for inspiration, and stay comfortable in style!

PUMA Muse Echo

PUMA Echo Muse Story

Jan. 30 – PUMA Muse Echo

The brand new PUMA Muse Echo is the creative, fashion-forward piece you’ve been looking for. This unique shoe has a split rubber outsole inspired by dancing, and braided patterns on the sides that you’re sure to love. The mid-cut silhouette offers you comfortable support and a cutting-edge look. And don’t miss the shiny piece by the heel; it provides an eye-catching detail that’s sure to turn some heads. Available in White, Black, and Rock Ridge, the PUMA Muse Echo is easy to match with your favorite outfits, and the mix of technical and fashionable details really make this shoe stand out from the rest.

adidas Originals Adicolor Adibreak Snap Pants

1.23 Must-Have

Jan. 23 – adidas Originals Adicolor Adibreak Snap Pants

Wait for it… Wait for it… SNAP PANTS ARE BACK. Featuring snap buttons from waist to cuffs (of course), these adidas Originals adibreak pants really let you sport some eye-catching, athletic flair. As part of the adicolor collection, the Radiant Red hue makes a bold statement, and the wide leg fit gives you supreme retro style. Soft, shiny tricot fabric makes them extra comfortable, and you just can’t beat that overall vintage look. Not sure how to wear them? However you want! These can be worn unsnapped, partially snapped, or fully snapped. Need more than just one pair? They’re also available in Navy, Black, and Ash Grey. Add a pair to your adidas Originals collection today.

Nike Air Huarache

1.16 Must Have Story

Jan. 16 – Nike Air Huarache

Particle rose is one of the hottest colors of the season, and of course you want to get your hands on it. Look no further than the Nike Air Huarache! Every lady needs some Huaraches in her wardrobe and this pair is especially exciting. Engineered by Nike designer Tinker Hatfield himself, this shoe combines leather, spandex, neoprene, textile, and thermoplastic in the upper for maximum style. This streetwear staple also includes Air Sole units under the heel and forefoot for superior cushioning. Ready to turn some heads?

Nike Air Max 97 Ultra Lux

1.9 Must Have Nike

Jan. 9 – Nike Air Max 97 Ultra Lux

Nothing is more luxurious than suede and velvet, so why not slide your feet into the Nike Air Max 97 Ultra Lux? Inspired by the original Air Max 97, this shoe isn’t just sweet to look at—the foam midsole and rubber outsole offer you added comfort, cushioning, and traction. Suede and velvet team up to give you streamlined, welded lines that form a beautiful, sleek design on the upper. The unique, gunsmoke grey color contributes to this shoe’s stand-out style, and there’s no question it’s one of the hottest of the season. Thanks to the fully visible Max Air unit in the sole, you’ll feel like you’re walking on air, and you just can’t beat that throwback style.

Nike Chambray Windrunner

Must Have 1.2 Story

Jan. 2 – Nike Chambray Windrunner  

Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s January already? Beat the cold with this Nike Chambray Windrunner. Featuring a hood and lightweight ripstop fabric, this awesome jacket has been updated with a dropped hem for added coverage and a superior look. Convenient pockets make it high fashion and high function, while the elastic cuffs and front hem make sure you stay warm and cozy. Available in trendy colors like port wine, cerulean, and red stardust, this jacket can add some fun color to your outfit. Stay warm!

Treat Yourself For Valentine’s Day

Treat Yourself For Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day Story

It’s time for Valentine’s Day! Sure, chocolate and flowers are great, but we’ve got something more fun in mind. Why not be your own valentine, and treat yourself to a sweet new pair of kicks? Check out our top picks of the season and nab your favorite.

Streetwear Vibes

Nike Huarache 1

Look no further than the Nike Air Huarache for superior cushioning and streetwear style. Featured here in Particle Rose, the color of the season, this premium sneaker is a must-have.

Feminine Details

PUMA Tsugi Shinsei 1

Plush velour fabric and jewel details make the PUMA Tsugi Shinsei Velour a luxurious addition to your wardrobe. Feminine oversized laces add some unique style, and additional woven bow lacing is included.

Tech + Comfort + Fashion

Jordan Trunner 1

Top-tier tech meets athletic style to bring you the Jordan Trunner LX. Three adjustable straps let you personalize the fit, and compression-molded Phylon gives you premium cushioning and comfort.

Training in Style

Nike Metcon 1

The versatile Nike Metcon can handle cross-training, lifting, and even running. Dynamic flywire cables lock down your laces, and Particle Rose is a must-have color this season.

For Runners

adidas Alphabounce 1

Comfortable enough for all-day wear, yet durable enough for long-distance running, the adidas Alphabounce EM has you covered. The ultra-sleek silhouette keeps you in style, no matter what.

Swing For The Fences

adidas Poweralley 1

The adidas Poweralley 5 gives you premium comfort and advanced power at the plate. IRONSKIN technology offers great protection in toe drag areas, and the air mesh upper is designed for breathability and style.

Volleyball Flair

UA Block City 1

The Under Armour Block City is made for volleyball’s best. Coated mesh in the midfoot provides stability for all those lateral movements, and the customizable lacing system lets you adjust for your perfect fit.

Soccer Style

Nike Mercurial 1

Cutting-edge innovation meets maximum comfort in the Nike Mercurial Veloce III. The perforated sockliner and synthetic upper mirrors the natural shape of your foot, so you can just focus on the game.

Maya Moore: Champion

Maya Moore: Champion

You’d have a tough time finding someone more accomplished than Maya Moore. Her extensive resume is highlighted by four titles in seven seasons, five All-Star selections, and an MVP award, already establishing her as one of the best to ever play the game. And she did all of that before the age of 29.

 

Maya Moore

In addition to dominating on the court, she’s also proven to be incredibly influential off the court as one of the biggest stars in women’s basketball. She became the first female basketball player to sign a deal with the iconic Jordan Brand, where she’s received several successful player’s edition shoes and helped grow the women’s game with events like the Jordan Brand Classic for high school All-Americans.

We asked Maya Moore about winning championships, working with Jordan Brand, and what’s next for the superstar who’s already done it all.

Q: You won your fourth title last season. How does that compare to your previous championships?

A: “This past championship was one of the most challenging and satisfying experiences of my professional career. It’s just really unbelievable to think about four titles in seven years, and the group of people that I’ve been able to do that with. It’s been amazing.”

Q: You’ve won at every level: college, pros, and internationally. What’s your secret?

A: “There’s no question that I wouldn’t be who I am without the amazing teammates and coaches I’ve had. I’m really spoiled to have some of the best of the best to ever play the game or coach the game by my side through so many championship experiences. I’ve been so blessed to have talent and opportunity around me, but I try to make sure that I am as competitive as I can be in every situation. That’s a key ingredient to my success. Trying to compete at everything I can to make sure that I have a competitive advantage when I step onto the court.”

Q: What advice would you give to athletes who look up to you?

A: “First, surround yourself with quality people who understand and are trying to pursue the same things that you are. I had great people when I was a teenager and young adult that had been where I was trying to go and I could learn from them and grow in those years. I’d also say just understand how much work and sacrifice it is going to take to reach your goals and how sweet it is when at the end you can stand knowing you gave everything you had whether you won or lost. Continue to pursue your passion. Make sure you are cultivating that passion for the sport, for your team, for your craft – whatever it may be.”

Q: You’re one of the biggest names in the game now. What’s that been like?

A: “It’s really amazing to think about the platform that I have now as one of the top WNBA players.”