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.
Under Armour Natural III Low – Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds
words // Brandon Richard
In their first year as the Official Performance Footwear Supplier of Major League Baseball, Under Armour gears up for the 2011 MLB All-Star Game with a new collection of cleats, running shoes and slides for their players to wear for the festivities. With MLB adopting sky argyle print in tribute to the location of this year’s game, Arizona, Under Armour has incorporated similar graphic work into the cleats. Spun into the team colors of UA represented players, the Under Armour baseball cleats are white-based for the National League and grey-based for the American League.
The photo sets below are broken down into three groups. Group 1 consists of the Natural III Low, which features a Micro G midsole an UA 6-3 plate powered by Fang Spikes. The second group showcases the Heater IV and Yard III Mid, which make use of the same technologies. Lastly, a mixed group with the Natural III Low, Heater IV, the All-Star Player Exclusive Micro G Split running shoe and a limited edition Ignite All-Star slide.
Additionally, you see close-up looks at Under Armour Player Exclusives made for Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, Marlins first baseman Gabby Sanchez and Pirates pitcher Joel Hanrahan.
Under Armour will also doing a live chat at the All-Star Fan Fest on Monday at the UA booth. The “Under Armour Clubhouse Confidential” will be a live stream on mlb.com with Brandon Phillips, Jose Reyes and Bryce Harper sharing their secrets to success and what it takes to be a game-changer. Stream will go live from Phoenix at 12:30 p.m. PST (3:30 p.m. EST).
Look for Under Armour’s entire collection of custom cleats and footwear during next week’s MLB All-Star Game and related events.
Under Armour Natural III Low – Joel Hanrahan, Pittsburgh Pirates
Under Armour Heater IV – Gabby Sanchez, Florida Marlins
Under Armour Natural III Low – Lance Berkman, St. Louis Cardinals – Joel Hanrahan, Pittsburgh Pirates – Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds – Yovani Gollardo, Milwaukee Brewers
Under Armour Heater IV – Gabby Sanchez, Florida Marlins – Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers – Paul Konerko, Chicago White Sox
Under Armour Yard III Mid – Jair Jurrgens, Atlanta Braves – Jose Reyes, New York Mets
Under Armour Heater IV, Under Armour Natural III Low, Under Armour Micro G Split, Under Armour Ignite ASG Slide