Jeremy Guthrie is the Imelda Marcos of Major League Baseball. The Baltimore Orioles pitcher describes himself as "shoe-collecting" in his Twitter profile and the stream below it often features pictures of his latest finds. Heck, the man even had a "shoe vault" built into his house so he could offer an extra layer of protection to his favorite kicks.
Presumably this pair that recently surfaced on Nike Talk — Air Jordan 1s done up in Orioles orange, fitted with spikes and said to belong to Mr. Guthrie — will soon find its way behind that thick vault door. Or, if we're lucky, onto a baseball diamond in the near future.
It's basically the Air Jordan 1 Max Orange/Black-White from a couple of years back, what with the nylon upper colored in nearly-red orange and black, but of course has a cleat-laden outsole for the MLBer. Unfortunately I wouldn't expect these to hit stores anytime soon, but we can always hope.
Considering that Guthrie recently pitched a complete game without allowing an earned run and still lost to the Mariners (before discovering there was no hot water in the Safeco Field showers), these aren't a bad consolation prize.
They're better than Jeter's Jordans, too.
Now the only question is, if Brian Wilson wasn't allowed to wear his bright orange shoes last season, will Guthrie be able to sport them anyway?
Fashion Ump ruling: Hot foot! A+
Big BLS H/N: CBS' C. Trent
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