words // Brandon Richard
Outside of Derek Jeter's signature line, the Jordan Brand hasn't exactly had the strongest presence in Major League Baseball. However, when Jordan does issue product to the few baseball players they do represent, it's usually something pretty special. Andruw Jones' Air Jordan 3 and 4 cleats, as well as C.C. Sabathia's Air Jordan 11 cleats are some of our favorites from the diamond, and this Gary Sheffield Air Jordan 9 ranks right up there as well.
Worn during the 2009 MLB season when Sheff became the 25th member of the 500 Home Run Club with the Mets, these personalized cleats sport a black nubuck base with New York-inspired orange and blue accents. White works an eye-catching contrast stitch throughout the upper and a patent leather mudguard that runs along the base and up through the heel. Sheffield's number "10" is stitched in blue on the back. A black midsole and white cleat plate complete the look below.
Would you be interested in seeing this colorway applied to the standard Air Jordan 9 for a general release?
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