The 2018 MLB All-Star Game takes place next week and adidas Baseball has just unveiled the special edition Nations Pack, featuring the adizero Afterburner cleat, Icon cleat and Icon trainer.
As the MLB roster becomes more global, adidas created the Nations Pack to convey the international nature of baseball. Inspired by the heritage and cultures of all of the adidas Baseball athletes that make up the rosters of America’s Pastime, the Nations Pack is a tribute to the game of baseball being as much of a melting pot as the country that the sport originated in.
Cut from a single massive tapestry, the Nations Pack weaves together influences from the 18 flags of each adidas Baseball athlete’s home country, including Aruba, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Taiwan, United States of America, Venezuela and the Virgin Islands.
With a jacquard-quilted texture that mimics the woven nature of country flags, each cleat and trainer is covered in a distinct section of the multinational tapestry that is uniquely its own, with the right cleat different from left, and each player’s set of cleats different from another player’s cleats. As a whole the special edition pack is fused together for a common look to signify the inclusivity of the baseball community and to honor the international footprint of baseball.
Take a look at the adizero Afterburner Cleats, Icon Cleats, and Icon Trainer up above and let us know which you like best. The special edition adidas Nations Pack will be available at adidas.com. The adizero Afterburner cleats will be available for $110, Icon cleats for $130 and Icon Trainer for $100.