Adidas gears up for MLB All-Star by unveiling this upcoming the “Legends Pack” for its next-gen Icon cleat and Icon Turf Trainer.
The brand says the collection rolls out a series of first for the Three Stripes. The 2017 Icon 3 becomes the first baseball cleat to feature full-length BOOST, while the “Legends Pack” introduces the first clear-plated adidas cleats with graphic patterns beneath the plates. Finally, they’re the first adidas baseball cleats to feature linen, suede, faux fur and faux alligator materials.
With pack features five different editions of both the cleats and trainers, with each drawing inspiration from five of the most influential cities in America: Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta. Below is breakdown of each:
Miami – A white faux alligator heel nicely accents a white linen upper, while a contrasting bright, Wynwood district-inspired graffiti-print that highlights a palm tree at sunset projects a postcard type feel of the city. That same print pattern makes an appearance on the iconic adidas three stipes. The distinctive brown pull tabs and a matching sockliner were inspired by classic cigar paper with gold foil lettering to top off the look.
New York – A woven graphic upper inspired by colorful knit sweaters and a suede, wheat-colored heel sits atop a clear plate with a matching sweater pattern graphic bottom. A graffiti ‘adidas’ sockliner and rope laces tie the cleat together and complete the tribute to the style and flare prominent in Brooklyn in the late 1990’s.
Los Angeles – A wrap-around fuzzy dice heel, accented with chrome ‘Three Stripe Life’ clips are blended with a plaid woven graphic upper to capture a scene straight out of Los Angeles. Additional details include low-rider-inspired pin striping on the lateral-side and bottom of the cleat, along with a graffiti-themed adidas sockliner.
Chicago – A vibrant blue bootie peeks out from under a gray suede upper, representing the lively, colorful fashion seen amidst the gray skyscrapers and skies of Chicago during harsh cold winters. A tie dye-influenced heel and cleat bottom emphasize the resilient spirit of the city and a custom sockliner features a Lake Michigan-inspired print.
Atlanta – The red, faux snakeskin cleat was inspired by the well-dressed, dapper culture of Atlanta. A pink fade on the midsole represents the peaches that Georgia is known for, while the floral print on the heel, sockliner and bottom of the cleat round out the ‘suited and booted’ vibe.
The Adidas Baseball “Legends Pack” releases July 10 online and at Dick’s Sporting Goods soon.