words // Brandon Richard
images // Luis Sanchez
Four days prior to Cal Ripken Jr. announcing that he’d hang his Baltimore Orioles uniform for good at the end of the 2001 season, a young kid by the name of Brian Roberts made his major league debut. Since then, B-Rob has become a Baltimore fan favorite and one of the faces of a franchise that hasn’t had much else to smile about since he made an instant impact in his rookie year. The two-time All-Star, known for being a double hitting and base stealing machine, missed the bulk of last season with a nagging back injury. Looking to reverse the bad fortune of the Orioles and himself, Roberts is back on the field this season and doing his daily work in player exclusive colorways of the Nike Air Max Diamond Elite MTL.
The Air Max Diamond Elite is a lightweight Nike baseball cleat that enables Brian to max out on his speed when stealing bases. Incorporated technology includes Power Channel Flex Grooves for enhances traction and Max Air cushioning in the heel. The Baltimore-inspired cleat features a perforated white patent leather base with black and orange accenting throughout. Roberts’ BR1 is stitched on the front side of the tongue pull-tab and embroidered on the heel as well. Lastly, the heel tab notes Bible passage 1:9, which states, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Take a detailed look at Brian’s Air Max Diamond Elite MTL below.
Available now: Nike Air Max Diamond Elite