October’s Must-Have Pink Gear

October’s Must-Have Pink Gear

Pink Sports Gear

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it has become a tradition in professional sports to don pink in support of the cause. From honoring breast cancer survivors before games to wearing pink during them, the movement is growing at a rapid pace. At Eastbay, we pride ourselves on having the largest selection around, so you can show your support in the sizes and styles you need.

 

Football

America’s game has always played a key role in the pink initiative. For years, the NFL has used October to raise awareness, starting with special gear. This year’s lineup is its strongest yet. From game-day essentials like Nike Vapor Jet 3.0 gloves to flashy accessories like Wilson NFL Pink Ribbon hand warmers and Nike football towels, you can add purpose to every snap while still wearing the latest and greatest gear.

Pink Football Gear


Basketball

No single piece of basketball gear means more than the shoes. The kicks you wear don’t just represent your game, they show off your unique style too. With the pink colorways of top shoes like the Nike Zoom Solider IX and Hyperdunk 2015, you can show your support while dropping jaws with your play and your swag.

Pink Basketball Shoes


Women’s Training

You can add pink to your wardrobe on more than just game day. Whether going through drills at practice or dominating workouts in the gym, we have top athletic shoes in stylish pink colorways. Looking for the Nike Air Max 2015 or adidas Energy Boost 2 ESM? How about the Nike Flyknit Zoom Agility or the Nike Free 5.0 2015? We’ve got them. It’s never been easier to lace up with the power of pink.

Women's Training Shoes
Running

For the runner looking to add purpose to every mile, ASICS has a pink GT-1000 that benefits breast cancer. An elite running shoe in a cool color that raises awareness for a great cause — it doesn’t get much better than that.

Pink Running Shoe

Check out the full pink collection at eastbay.com.

NFL Watch // Breast Cancer Awareness 2013

NFL Watch // Breast Cancer Awareness 2013

NFL Watch // Breast Cancer Awareness 2013

words // Brandon Richard

While NFL action is always entertaining, the biggest story on the field in Week 5 was the acknowledgement of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, the NFL allows players, personnel and officials to be outfitted in pink gear to bring attention to the cause. Additionally, the NFL highlights its own ‘Crucial Catch’ campaign, which is focused on the importance of annual screenings.

This past weekend, we saw cleats, gloves, towels, wristbands, whistles, mouthguards another other accessories from virtually every sporting goods brand. Some players used the platform to pay homage to loved ones who have battled or been lost to the disease. Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel’s mother Jackie battled breast cancer much of last year and is currently in remission. To salute the most important woman in his life, EJ wrote ‘Love Mom’ on his pink-based Nike Alpha Pro cleats. Similarly, San Francisco 49ers receiver Kyle Williams created a custom pair of Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly 2 cleats in tribute to his grandmother, who he lost to breast cancer while he was in high school.

To kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Denver Broncos edged out the Dallas Cowboys in a historic 99-point game; the Cleveland Browns won their third straight game after trading Trent Richardson on Thursday night; Cincinnati handed the New England Patriots their first loss of the season; the Green Bay Packers easily handled a Detroit Lions team missing Calvin Johnson; Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts picked up another big win after knocking off the Seattle Seahawks at home; the Kansas City Chiefs became the second team in NFL history to start 5-0 after having the worst record in the previous season; San Francisco continued to get back on track with a dominant 34-3 home win over the Houston Texans; and the New York Jets surprised the Atlanta Falcons on the road to send the birds to a surprising 1-4 start.

Have a look at some of the Breast Cancer Awareness football cleats and gear that hit the field during Week 5 in today’s NFL Watch.

NFL Watch // Breast Cancer Awareness 2013

EJ Manuel wearing Nike Alpha Pro 3/4 TD Breast Cancer Awareness

EJ Manuel – Nike Alpha Pro 3/4 TD

Colin Kaepernick wearing Nike Alpha Pro Low TD Breast Cancer Awareness

Colin Kaepernick – Nike Alpha Pro Low TD

Anthony Dixon wearing Under Armour Cam Highlight Breast Cancer Awareness

Anthony Dixon – Under Armour Cam Highlight MC

Kyle Williams wearing Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly 2.0 White/Pink

Kyle Williams – Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly 2

Brandon Carr wearing Under Armour Cam Low MC Breast Cancer Awarenes

Brandon Carr – Under Armour Cam Low MC

Knowshon Moreno wearing Reebok Zig Blaze Pink

Knowshon Moreno – Reebok Zig Blaze

Nick Toon wearing Under Armour Nitro Glove

Nick Toon – Under Armour Nitro Glove

Greg Toler wearing Nike Air Zoom Huarache 3 Pink

Greg Toler – Nike Air Zoom Huarache 3

Antoine Bethea wearing Nike Air Zoom Huarache 3 Pink/Blue

Antoine Bethea – Nike Air Zoom Huarache 3

Reggie Wayne wearing Reebok Zig Blaze Low Pink

Reggie Wayne – Reebok Zig Blaze Low

DeAngelo Williams wearing Nike Air Zoom Merciless Pink

DeAngelo Williams – Nike Air Zoom Merciless

Steve Smith Under Armour Mercenary 5/8 MC Pink

Steve Smith – Under Armour Mercenary

Daryl Washington wearing Nike Vapor Pro Low TD Pink

Daryl Washington – Nike Vapor Pro Low TD

Michael Vick wearing Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD Pink

Michael Vick – Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD

Hakeem Nicks wearing Jordan Six Rings Black/Pink

Hakeem Nicks – Jordan Six Rings

Hakeem Nicks wearing Jordan Six Rings Black/Pink

Hakeem Nicks – Jordan Six Rings

Eddie Royal wearing Nike Vapor Jet 2.0 Receiver Gloves

Eddie Royal – Nike Vapor Jet 2.0 Receiver Gloves

Terrelle Pryor wearing Under Armour Cam Highlight MC

Terrelle Pryor – Under Armour Cam Highlight MC

Andre Gurode wearing Nike Zoom Code Elite 3/4 Pink

Andre Gurode – Nike Zoom Code Elite 3/4

images via Getty / AP Photo / USA Today / Yahoo

NFL Watch // Breast Cancer Awareness 2012

NFL Watch // Breast Cancer Awareness 2012

NFL Officials wear Pink Accessories

words // Brandon Richard

During the month of October, the NFL observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month by allowing players, coaching staffs and officials to wear pink gear on the field. Some of the game-worn items are then auctioned off for charity to support the American Cancer Society and related team charities. The league also continues efforts with their Crucial Catch campaign, which focuses on the importance of annual screenings, especially for women over the age of 40.

Notable results from the first week of Breast Cancer Awareness Month included the St. Louis Rams handing the Arizona Cardinals their first loss of the season; Andrew Luck leading the Indianapolis Colts to an improbable and emotional comeback victory over the Green Bay Packers; the Atlanta Falcons staying unbeaten with a comeback victory of their own against the Washington Redskins; the Pittsburgh Steelers squeaking by the in-state rival Philadelphia Eagles; Tom Brady besting Peyton Manning in a dominant New England Patriots win over the Denver Broncos; and the Houston Texans moving to 5-0 after topping the New York Jets on Monday Night Football.

Check out today’s NFL Watch to see what pink football cleats and gear hit the field in Week 5.

 images courtesy of Yahoo

NFL Watch // Breast Cancer Awareness 2012

Randall Cobb wearing Under Armour Blur MC Power in Pink

Randall Cobb wore a “Power in Pink” colorway of the Under Armour Blur.

B.J. Raji wearing Nike Alpha Talon Elite Pink

A look at B.J. Raji’s pink-based Nike Alpha Talon Elite 3/4.

Cam Newton wearing Under Armour Cam Highlight Pink

Cam Newton seated in his Cam Highlight Under Armour football cleats.

LeSean McCoy wearing Nike Superbad 2.0 Gloves Pink

LeSean McCoy looks on in pink Nike Superbad 2.0 Padded Receiver Gloves.

Michael Johnson wearing Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD Pink

Michael Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals laced up the Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD in pink.

Michael Johnson wearing Nike Superbad 2.0 Padded Receiver Gloves Pink

A close look at Michael Johnson’s pink Nike Superbad 2.0 Padded Receiver Gloves.

Robert  Griffin III wearing adidas adiZero 5-Star Mid Pink

Robert Griffin III warms up in the adidas adiZero 5-Star Mid.

Michael Crabtree wearing Jordan Super.Fly Pink

Michael Crabtree finds a seam in a cleated version of the Jordan Super.Fly.

Chandler Jones wearing Nike Vapor Jet 2.0 Pink

Chandler Jones warms up in pink Nike Vapor Jet 2.0 Receiver Gloves.

Justin Blackmon wearing Nike Vapor Elite 3/4 Pink

Justin Blackmon took the field in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4.

Charles Woodson wearing Jordan Super.Fly; Reggie Wayne wearing Reebok Football Cleats

Reggie Wayne makes a one-handed grab in pink Reebok football cleats; Charles Woodson on defense in PE Jordan Super.Fly cleats.

Reggie Bush wearing adidas SuperCharge Mid Pink

Reggie Bush stretches in the SuperCharge Mid adidas football cleats.

Antonio Cromartie wearing Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD Pink; Andre Johnson wearing Jordan Super.Fly Pink

Antonio Cromartie, wearing the Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD, intercepts a pass intended for Andre Johnson in a pink Jordan Super.Fly PE.

Arian Foster wearing Under Armour Nitro Diablo Pink Camo

Arian Foster hushes the crowd in the “Pink Camo” Under Armour Nitro Diablo.

Joe McKnight wearing NIke Alpha Speed TD Black Pink

Joe McKnight returns a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown in a custom colorway of the Nike Alpha Speed TD 3/4.

Rex Ryan wearing New Era Breast Cancer Awareness 59Fifty Cap

Jets Coach Rex Ryan looks on in the New Era Breast Cancer Awareness 59Fifty Cap.

Nike Lunar Hyperdunk 2012 – Kay Yow “Think Pink”

Nike Lunar Hyperdunk 2012 – Kay Yow “Think Pink”

words // Luis Sanchez

Breast Cancer Awareness month has arrived a little early here at Eastbay with Nike Basketball recently releasing the “Think Pink” Lunar Hyperdunk 2012.

The innovative Hyperdunk 2012 Nike Basketball shoes are the latest addition to Nike’s “Think Pink” footwear collection, released in conjunction with the Kay Yow Cancer fund. Pinkfire brings to life the “Think Pink” color scheme, with hits of white and wolf grey taking care of the Swoosh and outsole. A breast cancer awareness ribbon adorns the tongue to complete the “Think Pink” colorway.

The Kay Yow “Think Pin” Lunar Hyperdunk 2012 is now available here at Eastbay.

Available: Nike Lunar Hyperdunk 2012 – Kay Yow “Think Pink”

NFL Watch: Breast Cancer Awareness 2011

NFL Watch: Breast Cancer Awareness 2011

NFL Watch: Breast Cancer Awareness 2011 1The NFL once again reminds everybody that there are issues bigger than the game of football.

words // Brandon Richard

As they have for the past two seasons, the NFL observed the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month by having players, coaches and referees wear pink accented uniforms, clothing, footwear and accessories. Part of their alignment with the American Cancer Society, the NFL’s Crucial Catch campaign is focused on the importance of annual screenings, especially for women who are over the age of 40. To benefit Crucial Catch, the league will round up all pink apparel and accessories and auction it off with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society and related team charities.

In early Sunday action, the Cincinnati Bengals spoiled the Buffalo Bills’ perfect season with a surprising 23-20 victory at home. Detroit maintained their perfect record by handing the Dallas Cowboys a heartbreaking 34-30 loss after Dallas led by 14 points in the fourth quarter. The Houston Texans continued their mission to finally win the AFC South with a big 17-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Perhaps the most surprising result of the day happened in Philadelphia, where fans watched the “Dream Team” blow a 20-point lead to lose 24-23 to the San Francisco 49ers.

Check out some of the Breast Cancer Awareness gear worn on the field this past Sunday in today’s NFL Watch.

NFL Watch: Breast Cancer Awareness 2011 2

Cam Newton wearing Under Armour Highlight vs. BearsCam Newton throws a pass in his Highlight Under Armour football cleats.

D'Angelo Williams wearing Nike Air Zoom Merciless vs. BearsD’Angelo Williams runs in Air Zoom Merciless Nike football cleats.

C.J. Spiller wearing adidas adiZero 5-Star vs. BengalsC.J. Spiller celebrates a Fred Jackson touchdown in the adidas adiZero 5-Star.

Andy Dalton wearing the Nike Air Zoom Super Bad 3 vs. BillsAndy Dalton runs for a touchdown in the Nike Air Zoom Super Bad 3.

Benjamin Watson wearing Reebok Molded NFL U-Form 4Speed Mid vs. TitansA close-up of Benjamin Watson’s Molded NFL U-Form 4Speed Mid Reebok football cleats.

Chris Johnson wearing Nike Vapor Jet Receiving Gloves vs. BrownsChris Johnson got back on track wearing Nike Vapor Jet Receiver Gloves.

Mike Wallace wearing Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly vs. TexansMike Wallace practicing his routes in the Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly.

Rashean Mathis wearing Nike Super Speed D vs. SaintsNike Super Speed D worn by Rashean Mathis of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Tashard Choice wearing Under Armour Nitro III Mid vs. LionsTashard Choice runs in the Breast Cancer Awareness colorway of the Under Armour Nitro III Mid.

Kevin Ogletree wearing adidas adizero 5-star vs. LionsKevin Ogletree steps out of bounds in a White/Pink colorway of the adidas adiZero 5-Star.

Matt Cassel wearing Nike Air LT Superbad vs. VikingsMatt Cassel guided the Kansas City Chiefs to their first win in Air LT Superbad Nike football cleats.

Matt Schaub wearing Nike Air LT Superbad vs. SteelersMatt Schaub of the Houston Texans also wore the Nike Air LT Superbad in a big win over the Steelers.

images via NFL