2009 is proven to a pivotal year for New York Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang. In addition pitching the very first game at the brand new Yankee Stadium and expecting the arrival of his first child in any days now. Wang also received the rare invitation to create his very own signature Nike Air Max 1 Premium.
The Chien-Ming Wang Air Max 1 Premium is constructed of the same premium leather found in baseball glove. The all-white upper, interject with wrap-around of a golden thread, stitched in the baseball stitch fashion all are reflections of Wang's love for the sport. A hint navy and embroidered #40 on the interior highlights Wang's career thus far with the New York Yankees. On the tongue, you will find Wang's Chinese surname in gold, traditional Chinese calligraphy form, implies the importance of his family but also its alternate definition the King. All are designed on top of a translucent Nike Air Unit sole embedded with gold flicks, connote Wang's title among Taiwanese fans The Beacon of Taiwan.
Scheduled to launch next month, on Friday, July 10th, at selected Nike retail locations in Taiwan, followed by limited release worldwide.
Release Date: July 10th (Friday)
Color: White/White-Black-Metallic Gold