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Mike Trout Seeks Artist for His Nike Shoe

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The Lunar Vapor needs an Angels fan's artistic touch...

...gotta be the shoes...
...gotta be the shoes...
Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Angels All Star Outfielder Mike Trout took to Twitter on Monday night looking for an artist.

A what? As every Halo Fan knows, Trout is heir to the vaunted Nike Lunar Vapor shoe, the first cleat that MLB has designed specifically for a baseball player since the Portland, Oregon-based shoe company made one for Ken Griffey Jr. almost twenty years ago. It seems that the Nike art department has exhausted the possibilities for the Lunar Vapor.

His missive online Monday was straightforward:

Not a bad deal - and the legion of Trout fans who also know a few commands of photoshop took baseball's best all-around player at his word and got to work...

This "road gray" above was retweeted by Mike

Spots seem to be "in" this season, as another artful fan added them to what looks to be more of a "home" cleat...

Below is a minimalist with a conceptual bent, entitling his footwear "Red October"...

Wait, it is back to spots again, with what the designer calls a throwback for 4th of July (although it does not look particularly patriotic to this critic's eyes)...

And finally, what would be a Mike Trout article without a nod to the city where young Superman's spaceship landed in the early 1990s, Millville New Jersey...

While there are no rules posted about this contest, it appears that there is still time for you to get to the painting studio and create your own masterpiece...