Adidas Baseball has unveiled this special edition colorway of the adizero Afterburner cleats, celebrating Memorial Day and honoring the U.S. armed forces.
The cleats are designed around a red silicone poppy flower with a ribbon that reads “Thank you”. The red poppy, also called the remembrance poppy, is often used commemorate military personnel.
The kicks also feature a military-themed splinter camo across a woven canvas upper, as well as a pull tab on the back of the cleats that reads “Forever Honor” to memorialize those who’ve served our country. Finally, Three Stripes branding is highlighted in metallic bronze.
The 2017 adizero Afterburner is touted as “the lightest cleat in the game”. It is engineered with a lightweight, seamless SPRINTSKIN upper with zoned support and a reinforced abrasion toecap for lateral movements and sprints between the bases. It also boasts a sock-like feel, due a new TECHFIT compression bootie.
The 2017 adizero Afterburner “Memorial Day” cleats make their on-field debut on more than 100 #teamadidas baseball players this weekend. They’re also available online now for $100 USD.