adidas x Topps Special Edition Cleat & Trainer Pack
adidas and Topps card company have released a special pack to celebrate America's pastime. The special package will feature the adizero Afterburner, Icon cleat and Icon Trainer. The designers at adidas took inspiration from a variety of Topps packs of cards and incorporated them into the actual cleats and trainer.
"After the card-opening session, the idea was to bring the excitement and anticipation of opening a pack of cards to life through a baseball cleat. Centered around the unique elements found on Topps Chrome packs, the holographic images and stats on the backs of cards became the centerpiece of the design." adidas
The Topps cleats and trainer feature a hologram graphic that changes colors with movement and light. The upper of the cleat shows off statistics while the 3 stripes show a jersey material. The inspiration behind the 3 stripe material was the rare Topps baseball cards that feature game-worn jersey material. An additional unique element of the cleats show a graphic of blurred fans at a baseball game and a Topps certified autograph space for players to sign the cleats, just like players sign their rookie cards.