adidas introduces the 2019 adizero & icon "Charged Up” cleats for opening day
- adidas Baseball introduces the new 2019 adizero Afterburner 6 and Icon V Cleats
- Design inspired from the innovation, craftsmanship, exceptional materials found in new smart phones
- The adizero Afterburner 6 introduces LITESTRIKE for baseball, a new super-light midsole that provides the perfect balance of lightweight cushioning and on-field responsiveness
With inspiration taken from the innovation, craftsmanship and exceptional materials found in new tech devices, adidas created a new generation of sneaker cleats for the ultimate fit, feel and fastest performance. Like the clean crisp lines, metallic finishes and technology found in smartphones, the adizero Afterburner 6 and Icon V cleats are the evolution of the baseball cleat silhouette.
Check out Aaron Judge, Kris Bryant, J.D. Martinez and Justin Turner in the Icon V cleats and Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman and Xander Bogaerts in the adizero Afterburner 6 cleats as they “Rewrite Tradition” and introduce “Baseball’s Newest Update” in the new adidas Baseball “Charged Up” campaign on Twitter and Instagram via @adidasBaseball.
adizero Afterburner 6 Cleats
The next generation of fast cleats are finally here and making a statement with a white and rose gold colorway, highlighted by adidas’ iconic 3-Stripes embedded on the outer edge of each cleat.
The adizero Afterburner 6 takes the baseball cleat silhouette to the next level with an all-new aerodynamic sneaker profile that’s been specifically built for baseball’s fastest players. Featuring a tongue-less bootie construction that feels like a natural extension of the foot and provides a sock-like compressive fit, the adizero Afterburner 6 cleats are the lightest cleat in the game.
At the forefront of innovation, design and craftsmanship, the adizero Afterburner is engineered with a lightweight upper and features an all-new widened anatomical lacing system to deliver a custom lockdown fit, along with the flexibility that allows for multidirectional movement and control. A reinforced TPU toe cap provides abrasion protraction and structure for lateral movements and sprints between the bases.
The comfortable yet durable upper sits atop a full-length LITESTRIKE EVA midsole for increased cushioning and comfort. LITESTRIKE, a new super-light midsole that provides the perfect balance of lightweight cushioning and on-field responsiveness. Concepted from fundamental consumer insights and a true need for innovation, LITESTRIKE gives players full movement support and improved step-in comfort without any extra weight.
The adizero Afterburner 6 is powered by a rose gold electro-finished SPRINTFRAME plate that’s been completely redesigned with both metal and secondary TPU studs to provide optimized traction while minimizing weight while reaching extra bases and stealing bags.
Additional detailing includes “Charged Up” battery and full signal icons on the lateral side of the cleats, the adidas Badge for Sport logo on the upper bootie and heel, and the “adizero” logo on the medial size of the cleats. ($130)
Icon V Cleats
It’s all in the details… Based on insights from athletes, the adidas Baseball design team set out to create innovative and precision breakthroughs specifically designed for 5-tool players.
Featuring a breathable, mesh sneaker inspired upper with TPU overlays for added stability and protection, the Icon V is everything athletes love about the Icon cleat franchise and more. New for 2019, the Icon V introduces a new fit system, featuring a flexible, elastic ankle bands for ease of entry at the top of the tongue-less bootie and a new back-lacing configuration with silicon lace loops to provide a lockdown fit with ankle mobility for the ultimate sock-like fit.
The sleek smartphone inspired design sits atop a full-length BOOST midsole to provide game-changing comfort and is powered by a gold electro-finished plate with a PROTRAX 5x3 cleat configuration that provides minimal cleat pressure, explosive acceleration and superior traction.
Additional detailing includes “Charged Up” battery and full signal icons on the lateral side of the cleats, the adidas Badge for Sport logo on the upper bootie and heel, and the “Icon V” logo on the medial size of the cleats. ($130)
The “Charged Up” Collection will be available at adidas.com/Baseball on 3/28. For more information and images of the collection, please visit http://news.adidas.com/US and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram via @adidasBaseball #teamadidas.
adidas is a global designer and developer of athletic and lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories with the mission to be the best sports brand in the world. As an innovation and design leader, adidas engineers the best in high-performance products to make athletes better, faster and stronger and creates a range of classic and fresh lifestyle and high-fashion lines.
The adidas Baseball roster includes two-time All-Star (2017, 2018), American League Rookie of the Year (2017) and Home run Derby Champion (2017), outfielder Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees; World Series Champion (2018), two-time All-Star (2015, 2018) and American League Hank Aaron Award Winner (2018), outfielder J.D. Martinez of the Boston Red Sox; National League MVP (2016), World Series Champion (2016) and two-time All-Star (2015, 2016), third baseman Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs; World Series Champion (2017) and All-Star (2018) third baseman Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros;
World Series Champion (2017), All-Star (2017) and American League Rookie of the Year (2015), shortstop Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros; National League Championship Series MVP (2017) and All-Star (2107), Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers; World Series Champion (2018), seven-time All-Star (2012-2018) and two-time American League strikeout leader (2015, 2017), pitcher Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox; All-Star (2018) and American League Reliever of the Year (2018), pitcher Edwin Diaz of the New York Mets, among others.
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