A Friendly Game of Baseball (Sneakers)
The no-brainer move, in shoe company circles, is to slap a star basketball player’s name on a sneaker and ride it all the way to the bank. Think: Nike Air Jordans. Baseball players get a bad rap since, at times, since being athletic on the baseball field seems like it’s optional. Nevertheless, here are some fly kicks endorsed by heads better at running the bases than attacking rims.
Air Jordan Alpha 1 CC Sabathia
At 6′ 7″, Yankees pitching ace CC Sabathia could probably get minutes with the New York Knicks. Maybe he thinks so too, since these Air Jordan Alpha 1 CC Sabathia’s bear his name. They feature an ankle strap and rugged materials for outdoor play (on asphalt, not grass).
Air Trainer SC
Bo Jackson did double duty, excelling on the baseball diamond and the football field. His Air Trainer SCs have long been classic material in the sneaker world and these feature the latest colorway (White & Midnight Navy) slapped on his shoes. Bo still knows.
Air Griffey Max 2 GD
Ken Griffey Jr. is in the twilight on his career, but his signature kicks are still going strong, just like he is. They might not be as ubiquitous as the Air Griffey Max 1s, but the Air Griffey Max 2 GDs in black & red and in cool grey are official.
Nike Air Diamond Turfs
Look up “Neon” Deion Sanders, if you’re not familiar. Like Bo Jackson, he pulled pro duty in baseball and football. The Nike Air Diamond Turfs were his first signature shoe, and they’re back, with a release date to be announced.
Jordan Jeter Throwbacks
Derek Jeter of the Yankees, aka The Captain, has been endorsing Brand Jordan for 10 years. In honor of the milestone, Nike dropped these Jordan Jeter Throwbacks.