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MLB History Bombshell: Reds Wore Red Shoes in 1971!

In Tuesday’s blog post about Joe Morgan’s uniform history, I mentioned that Morgan, along with some of his Reds teammates, occasionally dabbled with alternate shoe colors in All-Star Games. As …

Hernandez Dishes on Shoes, Stirrups

Mets TV analyst and former MLB All-Star Keith Hernandez (above left) offered some illuminating insights into his footwear and stirrup habits during SNY’s broadcast of Monday night’s Mets/Nats game. I …

A’s, Mariners Open 2019 MLB Season in Japan

At this very moment, the A’s and Mariners are playing their season-opening game in Tokyo (I woke up and started writing this in the top of the fifth, and pressed …

Cause for Celebration: A’s to Retain White Shoes

As some of you may be aware, MLB is relaxing its shoe-color rules this season, and the net effect is that teams will no longer have a primary shoe hue. …

Sneaker Blowout Becomes Corporate Theater

Click to enlarge Surreal moment in the opening minute of last night’s UNC/Duke game, as Duke forward Zion Williamson — widely assumed to be the first pick in the 2019 …

It’s Back! Kickin’ It 2019 – Your NBA ASG Sneaker Guide

By Phil Hecken, with Matthew Weidner Follow @PhilHecken Well, it’s that time of year again: time to see the shoes the NBA All Stars will be wearing for the big …

Uni Watch Cold Case File: Some Very Odd Super Bowl Shoes

Click to enlarge My Uni Watch Super Bowl Preview was published yesterday on ESPN. Shortly after it was posted, I learned about an interesting Rams-related tidbit that would surely have …

Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down

Paul here, pinch-hitting today for Phil, who has this weekend off. Yesterday I asked if anyone know more about straight-on football placekickers who tied the toe of their cleats to …

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One Shoe, Two Shoe, Red Shoe, Blue Shoe

Yesterday I had a sub-lede about how LeBron James wore mismatched sneakers on Sunday. That led me to write a new ESPN piece about pro and college basketball players with …