Eastbay Field Tester: Patrick Peterson

Eastbay Field Tester: Patrick Peterson

Eastbay Field Tester: Patrick Peterson (1)

words // Taylor Scharfenberg

By now you may have noticed Eastbay’s new look. We’ve always been about helping serious athletes Prepare to Win, but we’ve stepped up our game recently, with an all-new, product-testing program. It’s one more way that Eastbay helps athletes dominate on game day.

Product reviews are easy to come by, but position-specific reviews by the sport’s most elite competitors are not. That’s where Eastbay Field Tested comes in. This game-changing advantage gives you access to field tests from top athletes in your sport and position. Leading the push is Patrick Peterson (DB, Arizona), who knows the importance of getting the right gear before you step on the field.

“I think Field Tested is pretty cool. To have the opportunity to test and to be able to put kids in the right product — I think that’s something that’s very smart. I didn’t have that when I was in high school.”

So, how do you find the perfect gear for your game? It starts with advice from pro athletes like Patrick Peterson. You’ve seen this stellar DB in the Alpha Pro Low TD because lightweight speed and stability are of top importance to Patrick.

“I like light stuff. I like something that looks good – something that’s light and durable. Nike Flywire is a new technology that lightens up the shoe and adds a little more flexibility, so you can generate power while you’re running.”

With gloves, it’s all about supreme grip for Patrick. Always ready for an interception opportunity, he trusts the Nike Vapor Jet 2.0 Receiver Gloves.

“The Vapors are pretty light and durable, but I’d have to say the grip is most important when you’re catching the ball. And now they have the leather coming all the way down your wrist so you can have better ball protection. When you’re tucking the ball, it’s not on your wrist where it’s sweaty.”

For more feedback on the right cleats and gloves for your game, take a look at our reviews from other elite athletes around the country. These players have been specially selected to provide you with information on a variety of product attributes like weight, fit, strength, cushioning, and more. Once you’re convinced of which product is your perfect match, return the favor by filling out your own review, and let other players know exactly what you think.

For more on Patrick Peterson, go to eastbay.com/PatrickPeterson, or get started choosing your next generation of gear at eastbay.com/FieldTested. Stay tuned for an impressive lineup of Field Tested athletes in a variety of sports, coming soon at Eastbay.com.

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Patrick Peterson’s Nike Cleats Sent to Hall of Fame

Patrick Peterson’s Nike Cleats Sent to Hall of Fame

 Patrick Peterson's Nike Cleats Sent to Hall of Fame

words // Brandon Richard

Touted as one of the all-time great cornerback prospects entering the season, Arizona Cardinals rookie Patrick Peterson is making his biggest impact in an unexpected way – returning kicks. This past Sunday, Peterson returned an 80-yard punt for a touchdown against the St. Louis Rams, his fourth punt returned for a touchdown this season. Those four returns tie an NFL record, also held by Chicago’s Devin Hester (2007), Rick Upchurch of the Denver Broncos (1978), and Jack Christiansen of the Detroit Lions (1951). Additionally, Peterson is the second rookie in that bunch to accomplish the feat (Christiansen) and the only player ever to have four punt return touchdowns of 80 yards more.

To celebrate Peterson’s accomplishment, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is displaying the size 12 Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly football cleats that he wore for his game-winning punt return touchdown against the Rams in overtime back on November 6th. That return, the third of his four, made him the first player to ever return three punts for touchdowns within his first eight career games.

“When I heard the Hall of Fame called, I was obviously extremely flattered,” Peterson said about the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s request to display his football cleats. “To have your name mentioned alongside some of the best players ever to play the game is humbling. At the same time, there are 10 other guys on the field blocking and helping me out and I definitely appreciate them too. As a rookie, this is a good start but my motivation is to keep improving and working hard to be as good as we can possibly be.”

Patrick Peterson's Nike Cleats Sent to Hall of Fame 2

Patrick Peterson's Nike Cleats Sent to Hall of Fame 3

Patrick Peterson's Nike Cleats Sent to Hall of Fame 5

Patrick Peterson's Nike Cleats Sent to Hall of Fame 4

Patrick Peterson's Nike Cleats Sent to Hall of Fame 6

via Pro Football HOF, ESPN