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Ponting, Ashwin unveil innovative Nike shoes for cricketers

Bangalore, Apr 3 (): Indian team player R. Ashwin and former Australian captain Ricky Ponting unveiled innovative cricket shoes for the leading sports life style company Nike. The players unveiled Nike Lunardominate designed for batsmen and Nike Lunaraccelerate designed for bowlers.

From the insights of some of India’s biggest cricket stars including Virat Kohli and R. Ashwin, along with international players including Daniel Vettori, Nike’s design team has created the latest cricket footwear as a fully integrated solution focused around stability, flexibility and breathability for today’s cricketers.

The company said that these shoes offer a new level of innovation that offers unequalled comfort, support and stability while facing or delivering the ball.

Both the models Nike Lunardominate and Nike Lunaraccelerate shoes come in a striking white, orange and blue colour and feature Nike’s Lunarlon technology. They give an enhanced cushioning effect that delivers dynamic support with a soft and responsive ride, said the company.

This latest evolution of cricket shoes began with close athlete association at the common and elite level of the game. So, the design team of Nike was able to address the specific demands of the players and deliver the unique requirements of today’s bowlers and batsmen.

The key understandings say that there is a need for lightweight supportive footwear that is breathable to withstand long periods on field, at the crease or delivering lengthy period of bowling. Another important factor needed is the stability, particularly to the fast bowling community and to the batsmen looking to dominate the opponents’ attack, Nike said.

Virat Kohli, Indian team batsman said as a batsman, he was looking for the right balance of support, stability and comfort from his shoes that enables him to focus 100% on his innings.

He added Nike Lunardominate combines the latest technical benefits and design which gives him game an edge. The margins for success at first class and test level cricket could be very small and so a comfortable well-balanced shoe would definitely help a player.

Nike Lunardominate weighs 453 grams for a men’s size US 9.5 and Nike Lunaraccelerate weighs 464 grams for a men’s size US 9.5.