Jackie Robinson, baseball legend, is credited for breaking the color barrier in professional baseball. April 15th is traditionally set to honor him and his accomplishments.
In honor of this, adidas released special edition Jackie Robinson-dedicated baseball cleats. Adidas used their current, adizero Afterburner 2 and the new Energy Boost Icon 2 cleats and created a one-of-a-kind cleat to celebrate Robinson’s achievements.
Robinson is particularly known for his incredible speed, so the Afterburner 2 and the Energy Boost Icon 2 combined create one of the lightest and fastest cleat on the market.
The cleat features newspaper-style headlines outlining Robinson’s accomplishments that decorate the upper portion and his signature No. 42. They also feature quotes from the legend, “Above anything else, I hate to lose,” and “a life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives,” and are made with heather wool materials in homage to the wool uniforms and caps worn in the ’40s.
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