Earlier this week, the University of Illinois signed a new 10-year deal with Nike. Come opening day next month, the school’s Big 10 champion baseball team will celebrate with the hottest Air Huarache Pro cleats you’ve ever seen.
The new Illinois Baseball cleats sport a look that appears actually engulfed in flames, as plumes of orange commingle with a black background on the synthetic leather upper. Touches of navy on the heel and the “IL” embroidery around the collar complete the Illini palette meanwhile, without impeding the blazing conspicuousness of the shoe. This is loud and proud as school spirit comes.
Alas, these Illinois Baseball cleats aren’t actually releasing, so live vicariously through another look below.
Photos via Illinois Baseball.