Robinson Cano stuck with his Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly cleats and it paid off.
words // Nick Engvall
Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby is one of the most fan friendly and fun events in all of professional sports. More so than other sports because you often get to see the players, as well as their families, but without the stress of being “at work.” Last night Robinson Cano became the third New York Yankees player to win the Home Run Derby. What made the night even more special, is the fact that Cano’s father Jose, who was formerly a pitcher in the Big Leagues, was the one who pitched to Robinson during the Home Run Derby.
Of course, there was plenty of cool footwear to see, as well as some special edition batting gloves. Although Cano opted to stick with his standard Nike cleats, some of the other competitors got a little creative with their new Player Exclusives.
Check out the photos below courtesy of Yahoo.
A look at Robinson Cano’s special edition Nike batting gloves.
Adrian Gonzalez started in his PE Nike Shox Fuse cleats.
Gonzalez then switched to the All-Star Edition Huarache 2KFresh.
David Ortiz wearing Reebok Zigs.
Prince Fielder opted for his regular Nike baseball cleats.
Jose Bautista was fitted with some new All-Star PEs from New Balance.
Matt Kemp in the Nike Air Huarache 2KFresh All-Star PE and Easton batting gloves.
Brian Wilson wearing Oakley sunglasses, yes, indoors.
Matt Holliday opted for the blue colorway of the Huarache 2KFresh.
Looks like Jose Cano scored a pair of Nike Air Trainer 1.3 PEs from his son.
C.J. Wilson played camera man wearing his New Balance iDs.
Joey Votto relaxing in the Nike Air Max 2011.
Justin Upton doing the same in the adidas Climacool Ride.
Rickie Weeks opted to wear both colorways of the 2KFresh at the same time.
This guy gets the Play of the Night award for making a catch on his way into the pool.
And this guy’s friends get honorable mention for saving their friend from catastrophe.