The owners of Burn Rubber kicked off the 2013 baseball season on Friday with an Opening Day viewing party at the Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak followed by a mixer at Burn Rubber. Those in attendance got a sneak preview of the newest release from Burn Rubber, “The Miggy”. The home opener for the Detroit Tigers is an unofficial holiday in metro Detroit and fans were able to celebrate a victory over the Yankees
along with the release of the sneaker.
The Miggy is a custom New Balance designed to commemorate Miguel Cabrera winning the Triple Crown and American League MVP in 2012. There will only be 44 pair on sale to reflect the 44 homeruns hit by Cabrera. The grey shoe with navy and orange accents reflect the Tigers away uniform. The custom US574 also features the image of three crowns on the front of the tongue and the Triple Crown stats on the
inside of the tongue and right insole. Cabrera had the most homeruns, runs batted in and highest batting average in MLB last season.
The shoe will be released on April 13. I wonder if this party is a sneak peek into Season 2 of Burn Rubber’s web series, “Detroit Rubber”.
Photos by Rick Williams