A look at the best MLB cleats

Jackie Robinson Day is one of the best days of the Major League Baseball season every year.

The league pays tribute to an absolute icon in Robinson who literally changed the trajectory of the sport simply by being the first African-American to play Major League Baseball.

Simply put, the game isn’t what it is today without Robinson’s contribution and the sacrifices he made. It is definitely something that should be honored.

So every year every player from top to bottom wears Robinson’s number 42 on their shirt. But some players don’t stop there, they go even further.

How? With custom cleats. Many MLB players across the league wear Jackie Robinson cleats today. Here are some of the best we’ve seen so far.

Robinson Cano had custom Nike seals with Robinson’s photo on the heel of the shoe with his signature on the outside and the Dodgers logo on the outside of the other.

They’re sick, man.

Really interesting choice here by Akil Baddoo of the Tigers. The color scheme isn’t quite as bright, but I like the signature touch in the swoosh on the cleat.

Lots of 42s on this one too. A little jarring but I get the vibe.

The Mets just do numbers. Here is Pete Alonso’s custom cleat with that famous Jackie Robinson quote on it.

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” A word to the sage of Robinson.

Ke’Bryan Hayes of the Pirates went with the old Brooklyn Dodgers colors for his joints and, I have to say, I’m here for that.

Neal T. Doss