words // Brennan Hiro Williams and Luis Sanchez
The 83rd MLB All Star Game took place this week in Kansas City, Missouri, pitting the Senior Circuit against the Junior Circuit in front of a sold out Kaufmann Stadium crowd.
Detroit Tigers slugger Prince Fielder kicked things off on Monday night by winning his second Home Run Derby. Fielder became only the second player to win multiple Derbies, following all-time great Ken Griffey Jr.
On Tuesday night, the National League reigned supreme in an 8-0 All Star Game victory, led by the four San Francisco Giants representatives. Melky Cabrera was named All Star Game MVP at the conclusion of the night, proudly hoisting his trophy above his technicolor orange Nike Air Max MVP Elite cleats.
Check out what was on the feet of this year’s All Stars in the photos below.
Prince Fielder wins the 2012 Home Run Derby in the Home Run Pack edition Nike Air Max MVP Elite.
Fernando Rodney jokes around in the Spine Highlight Under Armour baseball cleats.
The Kung Fu Panda, Pablo Sandoval, ropes a bases-clearing triple in the top of the first inning wearing Under Armour baseball cleats.
Andrew McCutchen wears the newest signature Nike baseball cleats from the Nike Swingman line.
Bryce Harper wears the National League version of the new Highlight Under Armour Baseball cleats.
Cole Hamels delivers to the plate in an upcoming pair of adizero adidas baseball cleats.
Curtis Granderson swings through pitch in his New Balance MB4040 All Star Player Exclusives. Buster Posey is entertained.
Matt Holliday wears a special PE version of the Air Max MVP Elite Nike Baseball cleats.
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro wears an all blue PE version of the Air Max MVP Elite Nike Baseball cleats.
The Salvelinus of Swat, Angels rookie Mike Trout, steps in the box wearing the Air Max MVP Elite Nike Baseball cleats.
Like his teammate Brian Wilson before him, Melky Cabrera shut it down in his all orange Air Max MVP Elite Nike Baseball cleats.