Adidas Pays Tribute to Clemente

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Roberto Clemente was a Hall Of Fame outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  He is well known for his great talent on the field and his generous, compassionate nature off the field.  He died in a plane crash while delivering supplies to victims of a Nicaraguan earthquake at the age of 38.

To commemorate Roberto Clemente Day on September 17, Adidas made a pair of handmade Clemente Boost 2 Icon cleats.  Adidas gave them to fellow countryman, Carlos Correa.  (Unfortunately, Correa was given the day off to recover from a minor injury).  The designers spared no expense and left no detail to chance.

Clemente once said “When I put on my uniform, I feel I am the proudest man on Earth.”  These Boost Icon 2’s have this quote on the instep of the cleats, as well as a portrait of Clemente and his signature.  On the fore foot, the designers hand stitched flannel jersey-like material as well as their iconic three stripes.  The final product is a piece of art.

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