The Japanese brand of baseball is marked by a focus on small ball — namely, speed and aggression on the base paths. Nike has worked extensively with top athletes and speedy Japanese high school players to develop the Zoom Vapor Elite J Metal Low, providing the ultimate performance boost for players who want that additional edge. The shoe boasts Nike Hyperfuse construction and added slit vents throughout the upper provide increased breathability, while dynamic Flywire technology in the mid-foot brings a customizable fit and a range of natural motion. The Vapor Traction System on the outsole delivers maximum acceleration for forward movement, along with more studs in the forefoot and an extra-rigid shank for explosive speed. The Nike Zoom Vapor Elite J Metal Low will be seen throughout the 2014 season on athletes including Takashi Toritani (Hanshin Tigers,), Sho Aranami (Yokohama DeNA BayStars), and last season’s Pacific League stolen base champion Dai-Kang Yang (Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters).