Adidas Splash Pack Celebrates MLB Postseason
Adidas wanted to honor MLB Postseason celebrations, so the likes of Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman and Luis Severino donned new "Splash Pack” cleat designs reminiscent of the liquid baths players take after series-clinching wins.
The new neon colorways of popular Adidas on-field styles commemorate those post-game celebrations that involve the dousing of coaches and players with drink coolers through a series of graphics.
Adidas says it designed a “moisture-like effect via textured droplets” on the upper to represent splashes of liquid. The bright colors of yellow, red, blue, black and orange include a drink cooler graphic on the inside of the tongue and ice cubes on the sock liner.
The “Splash Pack” colorway comes available in both the Adidas Baseball Adizero Afterburner and the Boost Icon cleat silhouettes.
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The Afterburner Splash Pack design features asymmetrical streaks of color on the outside and inner left side of the cleat. The lightest cleat in the game, according to the German-based brand, includes a breathable, compression bootie for flexibility and movement and a seamless Sprintskin upper with a reinforced abrasion toecap. A textured heel panel was designed to keep the weight of the cleat toward the ball of the foot for maximum acceleration.
The Icon cleat includes a splash of color on the heel with a gradual fade toward white at the front to make it look like the cleat was splashed from behind. The tongue features a drip of color with additional droplets over the cleat. The Icon includes a bootie and features full-length Energy Boost cushioning.
Both cleats have moved from the feet of MLB players to the sales floor, available for purchase for either $110 or $130.
Tim Newcomb covers gear and business for Baseball America. Follow him on Twitter at @tdnewcomb.