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Today in Performance Sneaker History: Jon Lester Picks Up Win in Nike Cleats as Red Sox Sweep Rockies in 2007 World Series

Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox refuse to back down in the World Series. After showing resilience in last night’s 4-2 road win, Boston has evened up the series at two wins apiece. The Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals will meet again tonight in a crucial Game 5.

For Jon Lester and many of his Boston teammates, this is familiar territory. Most recently, in 2007, the Red Sox went all the way, meeting the Colorado Rockies in the World Series. After building a 3-0 series advantage, Boston met Colorado for Game 4 on October 28, 2007. Jon Lester spent 5.2 innings on the mound and allowed just three hits and 3 walks, keeping the Rockies off the board as Boston lead 2-0.

Following Lester’s stellar performance, four other Boston pitchers would take the mound, allowing a total of 3 runs. Boston’s offense did their part, and the result was a 4-3 win to sweep the Rockies in the 2007 World Series and win their second title in four years. There won’t be any sweeps this year, but be sure to stick with Sneaker Report for full World Series coverage.

During his nearly flawless showing, Jon Lester wore a pair of Nike cleats. Lester’s worn the Swoosh throughout the majority of his career, and he currently favorites the Nike MVP Elite 3/4 Metal. This supportive model is loaded with performance technology, such as Flywire, Max Air, and Zoom Air. Pick up a pair today for $110.

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