When you hear the word “sneakerhead,” the sport the average person will think of is basketball. It’s hard not to; sneaker culture was amplified to another level by sneaker-hawking hoopsters, thanks to Magic and Bird’s dueling Weapons, Michael Jordan’s iconic empire, and a countless stream of ballers since. We obsess over LeBron’s signature sneakers and clamor for more signatures from youngsters for good reason.
But who says other athletes can’t be sneakerheads? Rocking a nice pair of shoes is about looking good and feeling good, and that’s something any athlete can get behind. On or off the field, stepping into a clean pair of kicks is quite a unique feeling, and with the access to merchandise top-level players get, the sky is the limit for what they’ll have on-feet.
Major League Baseball doesn’t always make it easy for their athletes to show their love for the sneaker world – their on-field policies can be a tad strict – but that makes the expression from baseball players all the more noticeable. It’s a select group of guys, a small sect of the population that chooses to stand out from their peers, strutting like peacocks with their feathers up.
Saluting the sneaker-inclined among us is right in our wheelhouse at Champs Sports, and we want to make sure we step outside the usual basketball box to do so. Baseball players may not get as much credit for their shoe game, but don’t let that fool you – there are sneakerheads littered throughout the sport.
These are the guys whose footwear you should be keeping an eye on during the 2015 season. They are the Baseball Sneakerheads Who Will Come With the Heat This Season.
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