June 03, 2011
Jeremy Guthrie(notes) 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.
Fashion Ump ruling: Hot foot! A+
Big BLS H/N: CBS' C. Trent
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