Mike Trout’s award-winning year continues when it was announced on Thursday that he won the 2014 American League MVP in a unanimous vote. After finishing second in the MVP vote the previous two years, 2014 was the breakthrough and comes on the heels of winning the MLB All-Star Game MVP and picking up his third straight Silver Slugger award. So of course Nike – who just introduced Trout’s first signature cleats this year – was going to do something special for their new star.
Housed in a special one-of-a-kind gold box, the Nike Lunar Vapor Trout Pack includes three historically significant colorways of Trout’s debut kicks. The first two are colorways we’ve seen before in the launch red and volt colorway and the special All-Star edition, but the third is an all-new “MVP” version with a grey, black and gold upper and a metallic gold plate. Other signature touches on the “MVP” colorway are Trout’s name, jersey number and stats.
Also part of the celebration is a special t-shirt that we’ll be able to actually buy. The California Golden Mike Trout MVP t-shirt is available now for preorder on nike.com and if you’ve been itching to get a pair of the Vapor Trouts in some funky colors for spring training next year, the cleats will be landing on NIKEiD on December 15. No word on whether we’ll be able to buy the “MVP” Vapor Trout colorway at the moment.