The best custom cleats from MLB's Players Weekend

Mike Oz

The best thing about Players Weekend in MLB might just be the cleats. Sure, the nicknames on the uniforms are cool. The colorful bats are flame-tastic. But nothing is beating the cleats — mainly because baseball players don’t always get to wear any sort of cleats they want. There are uniform rules, after all.

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It all goes away on Players Weekend, as players are encouraged to express themselves and let their personalities run loose. The best of that happens on their feet. This year’s batch of cleats were full of pop-culture references, personal touches and exclusive artwork.

Here’s our rundown of the best cleats from MLB Players Weekend:

CC Sabathia’s “Black Aces” cleats

Francisco Lindor’s Hashtagged New Balances

(New Balance)
(New Balance)

Bryce Harper’s “brown workman boots” and “Winnie the Pooh”-inspired Under Armours

Todd Frazier’s “Godfather” and “Sopranos” Under Armours

Mike Clevinger’s Jimi Hendrix cleats

Adam Jones’ #StayHungry Dad Shoes

Scooter Gennett’s Dale Earnhardt Nikes

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Billy Hamilton’s gold Adidas

Jason Kipnis’ “Avengers” Nikes

Didi Gregorius “Simpsons” Nike Huaraches that he paints himself
& Gleybor Torres’ “Ironman”-inspired Nikes

Alex Wilson’s cleats, designed by his kids

Dexter Fowler’s Jordan XIs, daughter’s choice

Taijuan Walker’s “Fresh Prince” Jordan XIs

Mookie Betts tribute to Fenway Park

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