The NFL and NBA may be in the offseason, but that doesn’t mean exciting moments in sports have slowed down. On this episode of Ball Boyz, hosts Kyle Hodge and George Ocampo do a midsummer recap of fashion in sports, focusing on the most interesting news, sneakers, and outfits worn by our favorite athletes in the months of June and July.
Starting with news, Madden NFL celebrates the best-of-the-best by gifting each of its 99 club members (highest rated players in the video game) a pair of custom gold and white cleats. Chicago Bears’ Khalil Mack and LA Rams’ Aaron Donald received a pair of Nike Force Savage Elite 2’s, while the Seattle Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner was gifted Air Jordan 1 cleats. The golden 1-of-1’s are the ultimate flex on the field, and better see some appearances this upcoming season.
In MLB, New Era and Swarovski have teamed up once again for another collection of hats celebrating past World Series champions. Each 59FIFTY Cap features a custom Swarovski patch made with crystals on the right side of the cap. As you can see in the video above, Kyle is wearing the LA Dodgers cap with the 1988 World Series patch, while George is rocking the Florida Marlins hat with 1997 World Series patch. Additional details include a custom interior tag and hang tag. The limited edition collaboration costs $69.99 per cap. Head over to NewEraCap.com to grab yours.
Moving into KickWatch, NFL players have fully embraced the custom sneaker trend heading into the 2019 season. Drew Brees is making headlines for shockingly wearing custom Louis Vuitton x Supreme cleats, similar to Bryce Harpers pair, to practice, while Deshone Kizer is turning heads in new Green Bay Packers Air Jordan 1 PE pack. Brees is the last person we’d expect to be rocking custom Supreme anything, but this shows how massive the streetwear brand has become.
When it comes to athletes getting fits off, there is no place better than the annual ESPY awards. For the Tunnel Vision segment, Ball Boyz take a closer look at the event’s red carpet and the couple eye-catching outfits that appeared. First up, we react to Odell Beckham Jr.’s all-Prada look with Shoe Surgeon Air Force 1’s, alongside NBA sneaker God, P.J. Tucker and his orange Acne Studio and Nike Air Max 90 “Warhawk.”
For our New Era Recap Moment of the Week, Kyle and George celebrate the WNBA for their many hype sneakers moments on the court this summer. From Seimione Augustus rocking countless custom Nike Kyrie 5’s, to Diamond DeShields sporting Fear of God x Nike’s, to Brittney Griner pulling a P.J. Tucker and rocking all five Kyrie 4 x SpongeBob pack to the league’s all-star game.
For more news on the best moments in sports and fashion this summer, press play on the new episode of Ball Boyz above.