Dodgers News: Adidas Honors Jackie Robinson for 70th Anniversary

The Dodgers are unveiling a statue at Dodger Stadium for Jackie Robinson on the 70th anniversary of him breaking baseball’s color barrier. Adidas will honor him in its own way.

Adidas unveiled a new cleat and turf trainer in Robinson’s honor. It’s also announced a new stadium at John Muir High School in Pasadena, California, where Robinson graduated. The “Afterburner” cleats can be seen below.

Regarding the turf trainer, Adidas’ release said the following:

“The adidas Baseball Icon Turf Trainer is designed to showcase style and built to clock in hours at the batting cage and practice field. The trainer pays homage to Robinson with lightweight, durable tweed materials that reflect the tweed suit jacket Robinson wore the day he retired from the game, along with a leather heel and reinforced heel clip in the shape of Ebbets Field.

Robinson’s signature is highlighted in gold foil on the lateral side of the trainer and his signature and 70th anniversary stencil to commemorate the historic date he started in the majors are embossed into the reinforced medial IRONSKIN toecap on the medial side. Mirroring the special edition cleats, Robinson’s stats are stamped into the heel pulltabs (BA .311 | R 947 | H 1518  | SB 197| RBI 734 | HR 137).”

The “Afterburner” cleat, as well as the trainer, will be available Friday at The cleats are $120 each, while the trainer is $100.

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Written by Gabe Burns

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