MLB rookie Kris Bryant will be participating in the MLB All-Star Home Run Derby tonight and adidas will be lacing him up in a special edition adizero Afterburner 2.0 Uncaged Bear cleat.
The adizero Afterburner 2.0 Uncaged is designed for the game’s fastest 5-tool players and the Uncaged Collection represents players’ on-field mindsets to “uncage” their inner beasts. With inspiration from the team’s mascot (Cubs), adidas designers took the adizero Afterburner 2.0, the lightest cleat in the game at 8.7 oz., and created a photo-realistic, high-definition Uncaged Bear in Chicago Cubs’ colors. Some special features of this cleat include a lightweight pearlized synthetic with a digitally-printed grizzly bear graphic, a full-length LITESTRIKE EVA midsole for increased cushioning and comfort, a new pearlized SPRINTFRAME plate with PROTRAX cleat configuration to provide optimum responsiveness and traction and an abrasion-resistant no-sew toe cap.
Now I’m not gonna sit around here and pretend that I know a lot about cleats, but these sound and look pretty dope. How do these cleats compare to the ones that will be worn during the actual All Star Game?
Who’s your pick to win the Home Run Derby tonight? I’m a Dodgers fan so I’m rooting for my boy Joc Pederson.