This year on Jackie Robinson day in the MLB, adidas is paying tribute by giving their players some high quality cleats. We all love Jackie Robinson and what he did for baseball, the accomplishments he achieved, so the cleats would have to be pretty cool to be worthy….let’s just say, these bad boys are amazing. Robinson changed the game with his speed, his heart, and his ability to stand strong.
“Encapsulating the heritage and craftsmanship of the times, these special edition cleats incorporate heather wool materials that pay homage to the wool uniforms and caps that players wore during the 1940’s. Combining nostalgia with innovation, the retro wool panels are joined with a digitally printed SPRINTSKIN panels on the adizero Afterburner 2 and premium nubuck on the Energy Boost Icon 2, and both are highlighted with throwback baseball stitch detailing.” – adidas
The tip the cap to Robinson’s talent and character continues with inspirational sports and equality quotes which are featured on the sockliners of each cleat:
· “Above anything else, I hate to lose.”
· “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”
Check out the detail in the photos below. Be sure to keep your eyes open for them on April 15th around the MLB and collegiate ball.
images courtesy of adidas
Jackie Robinson™ licensed by The Estate of Jackie Robinson & Mrs. Rachel Robinson.