Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Remembering The Gary Sheffield Jordan 9 Cleats

2009 wasn't the most eventful year for Gary Sheffield as he hit .276 with 10 home runs and 43 RBIs for the New York Mets in only 100 games. He hit his 500th home run that season but that’s not what this article is about. This article is about the shoes the Tampa-native rocked. Sheffield wore his player exclusive Air Jordan 9 cleats that year in the Mets colorway.

Go look at any picture of Sheffield through his playing days and you would know he had some of the best cleats in MLB history dating back to his Marlins days when he wore the most gaudy, stylish pair of Reebok cleats I have ever seen.

He was a pretty darn good player, a 9-time All-Star, 5-time Silver Slugger and a world champion in 1997 with the Florida Marlins. He had a very good career hitting 509 career home runs and might be on his way to Cooperstown but for weird people like me who love looking at pro athletes footwear he is already in the sneaker Hall of Fame. Still trying to figure out the info on those Reeboks he wore with the Marlins. In the 90's Sheffield, Ken Griffey Jr. and Frank Thomas were like the first guys who made cleats look cool so he is a pioneer in that regard.

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