Bryce Harper’s Opening Day 2020 cleats were studded with hundreds (thousands?) of Swarovski crystals that looked like Phillie Phanatic eyes… Not something I ever really expected to type, but Bryce breaks the mold.
The cleats sparkled like no baseball cleat ever has before. Elton John comparisons immediately started rolling in. The cleats also had a tongue made of Phillie Phanatic plush fur. The neck-breakers were a collaboration between Bryce and “custom clothier” @thediamondduchess. The Harper 4 cleat itself was designed in collaboration with @spencerjhawk_the_creator.
You can get the Harper 4 (without Swarovski crystals and faux fur) at Dick’s Sporting Goods for $22-$80 (youth-adult) and BaseballExpress.com for $22-$63.
What do you think about these wild cleats from Bryce?
Below you’ll see some creative sketches that map out the design as well as some photos of the progress from the designer.
Images courtesy of @bryceharper3 / @thediamondduchess / @spencerjhawk_the_creator