Derek Jeter recently celebrated his 40th birthday, and to honor him, famed sneaker artist Mache put together another impressive custom job. Using the Air Jordan I as a starting point, Mache did these joints up in traditional Yankee colors, with “Re2pect” and a “2” decal on the laces and heel. Jeter is celebrating his longstanding partnership with the Jordan Brand this season, and this was a perfect way for Mache to get involved.
So who got these joints? You can probably guess: there were part of a “Captain” Pack made specifically for baseball’s preeminent sneakerhead, Shane Victorino. Victorino gets big swag points for honoring a legend like this.
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The problem with planned marriage proposals is that they never quite work out the way we want them to. Of course, if she says yes then who really cares, right? But still, you spend all that time and energy getting nervous about everything going right, knowing that it’ll never live up to what you have in your head. You’ll never be as smooth.
Toronto prospect Andy Burns must be one in one million, then. In a recent game, the 11th-round pick in the 2011 Draft, hit a walk-off two-run home run in the 10th inning to give Double-A New Hampshire a 9-7 win over Trenton. Afterward, in what he’d planned to do all along, he asked his girlfriend to marry him at a beach near the stadium. After seeing what he did on the field, how could she say no?
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It’s not always about what you do but how you do it. That’s true in all aspects of life, but doubly so when you’re talking about sports and entertainment. Was 2Pac one of the greatest rappers ever because he sold boatloads of records worldwide? No. He was a global icon for what he stood for, for his passion, for everything and everyone he represented.
Each week in Style Points, we’ll count down recent people who took their game and their swagger to another level. Whether it was showing out in style during your first game in 18 months, dominating in summer leagues, rocking a super elusive PE or honoring a legend, these five went above and beyond.
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