Player Profile: Matt Kemp
Update – 5.21.12
We know he’s hurt, but you guys have been asking for this one for a while so it was time for me to deliver.
Bat – Rawlings Big Stick M456B (added model number, unavailable)
Though his exact model isn’t available, there are a lot of Rawlings Big Sticks online at really attractive prices.
Batting Gloves – Nike Diamond Elite Pro in Royal/White (switched over from Easton SV12, available in his colorway and many more)
- Screenshot from MLB.tv.
Cleats – Nike Air Huarache 2K4 Low (switched over from Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly, available, but not in his colorway)
You can see from the feature photo (compared to the photo below) that he has had a few different versions of the 2K4 cleats. Neither are available, though the shoe has many different color options.
Kemp in the field is next. He’s wearing a sick Nike glove now that is only made overseas, but I’m currently digging to see if there’s any way to get our hands on it in the States.
5.24.12 6.27.12 (after some very helpful WPW readers showed me I was totally wrong on his glove)
Glove – Nike SHA|DO Elite BF1489 (unavailable, switched from Easton EPG 80B)
What we know is that the glove Kemp is using now is definitely made in Japan. It isn’t exactly like the feature, but it looks nothing like anything sold in the US and looks very much like the Nike Diamond Elite Vapor we saw on the Japanese version of Yahoo! Auctions. Kemp’s has the trap-eze web and the prominent yellow Nike logo exactly like that glove. There are a bunch of really nice Nike gloves on that site, which you can check out here (I put a price floor of 24,000 yen on it—you can change that if you want to look at the cheaper ones). If anyone has any more info on Kemp’s glove please tweet us, e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or comment.
(UPDATE: 6.27.12) So, we figured it out thanks to WPW readers AJ, James and Troy. It is a Nike SHA|DO Elite BF1489 glove, made in Japan and only available in Japan. You can snoop around (it would help if you know Japanese), but it doesn’t look like you can get it in the states. Lets hope that changes soon.
- Nice look at Kemp’s leather. (Screenshot from MLB.tv)
Sunglasses – Oakley Fast Jacket in White (available on Oakley’s custom site, switched from sky blue version)
Here are the specs for Kemp’s Fast Jacket so you can make them in the custom builder:
- Frame: Polished White
- Lens: Fire Iridium XL (vented)
- Lens: Black Iridium
- Icon: Team White
- Earsock: White
We’ve seen him wearing two of the neon green ones on each wrist. Here’s a link to the rest of the color options.
–Originally had it as the neon green version but thanks to WPW reader Bobby for directing us to the “Volt” edition.