What the Pros Wear: New Baseball Shoes: Nike Alpha Huarache NXT

A “better of two silos,” according to Mike Ekstrom, Nike’s global product line manager, the new Alpha Huarache NXT recently dropped to Dick’s Sporting Goods for $140 to $150. Josh Bell debuted them in the MLB playoffs and you can expect plenty more big leaguers to lace them up next year, including player exclusives.

“Essentially, the NXT combines the comfort benefits of our Huarache line with the lightweight and speed benefits of Vapor,” Ekstrom said of the NXT, which will feature React foam in the midsole and Nike Air Zoom in the outsole. forefoot.

The NXT borrows its plate from the Vapor Ultrafly, worn by George Springer, Tim Anderson and Bo Bichette among others. It is Nike’s lightest plate and includes two TPU (molded plastic) studs under the forefoot as well as metal.

They also offer a all-mold version for $140.

The upper features lightweight Flywire and a knit cuff (ankle) giving it a similar look to the Huarache Mids that have always looked so aggressive on the court.

Although the price is not as attractive as some of Nike’s other popular MLB cleats like the Huarache Elite, this pointed, lightweight cleat has the look and feel of a much-loved cleat. Buy the new Alpha Huarache NXT at Dick’s Sporting Goods for $140 to $150.

I’m still going with the Trout 8 (bottom), though. What do you think? (We read all comments and would love to hear from you.)

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