D-backs catcher Chris Herrmann turned Kobe 11s into baseball cleats
Jun 27, 2016, 6:23 PM
#Dbacks C Chris Herrmann had a pair of basketball shoes converted into baseball spikes. pic.twitter.com/lH1Ie0DjSC
— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) June 27, 2016
Ingenuity is a trait of Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Herrmann.
We know it because he apparently turned some fresh Kobe basketball shoes into baseball cleats.
More specifically, those are Kobe II Elite Lows in the Tinker Hatfield colorway. Hatfield, one of Nike’s most infamous shoe designers, made his mark by creating some of the best Jordan Brand kicks, and the Kobe II color scheme is apparently a nod to Kobe Bryant’s favorite Jordan shoe, the Air Jordan III Black Cement.
Anyhow, these aren’t the first Kobe 11 baseball cleats on record.
Shortly after Bryant retired from the NBA — just after opening day in MLB — several San Francisco Giants wore black Kobe 11 cleats. Braves outfielder Cameron Maybin also had some Kobe 9 high-tops converted into cleats in what’s becoming a growing trend.