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4th of July Swag Rundown: Machado, Harper, Bellinger, Tatis, Jr.

The 4th of July kicks swag season into high gear. With the All-Star Game right around the corner, brands are preparing for new launches, while players compete to create something patriotic and unique to celebrate the holiday. Here is some of the best we saw across Instagram and in our visit to Dodger Stadium for Padres v Dodgers.


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🇺🇸⚾️🇺🇸 Happy IndependenceDay!! @adidasbaseball for my dude @bham4 #custom #baseball #adidasBaseball #MLB #NomadCustoms

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Royals’ Centerfielder Billy Hamilton opted for the mismatched stars and stripe look on his Adidas adizero Afterburner V cleats, courtesy of Nomad Customs. It’s the little details that stand out on these, like the white paint splatter on both.

The Orioles’  Dwight Smith Jr. also used the Adidas adizero Afterburner V, paying tribute to the fireworks scene from the Sandlot with the help of KD Custom Kicks.

A favorite of ours at WPW, Boby Johnson of the Rockies organization commissioned these Nike Baseball Alpha Huarache Elite 2 cleats from KD Custom Kicks. The inverse Stars and Stripes elements on these are a nice touch, and the finishing effect makes it killer. These give me Captain America vibes.

KD Custom Kicks also cranked out these Trout 5 cleats for Robinson Cano.


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Let freedom ring! 🔔 Happy Fourth! 🇺🇸

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The Indians’ Instagram gave a good look at the assortment of standard issue gear from Nike, including the Vapor Ultrafly Elite 2 cleats (2nd photo), the Trout 5s and the Alpha Huarache Elite 2 cleats (3rd photo), as well as last years Alpha Huarache Elite low cleats from last year (3rd photo). Those hats and Stance socks are pretty sweet, too, especially with the old school C. You’d think they’d run out of ideas eventually, but the subtle firework pattern on those socks combined with the bold contrast between red and navy blue is beautiful. Shop them here.


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Gear’d 🆙 🇺🇸

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Another look at the Nike spread, courtesy of the Seattle Mariners, including the Force Elite batting gloves. The pattern on the gloves is pretty subtle compared to the loudness of the compression sleeves and the Vapor Ultrafly Elite 2s, but those bad boys still pop off the screen.


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That’s now EIGHT seasons of 25+ homers for @miketrout … he’s only 27.

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Mike Trout launched his 25th homer of the season rocking the Force Elite batting gloves, marking his 8th season reaching that total.


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Festive 🔥. #AlwaysRoyal

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The Royals also gave some good shots of the gear worn, including the Under Armor Yard cleats worn by Aldalberto Mondesi (5th photo) and the Nike Alpha Huarache Elite 2 cleats (6th and 7th photos). It is pretty obvious that catcher Cam Gallagher’s Jordan/Nike catcher’s set is what stands out the most. It is a thing of absolute beauty; that color fade is gorgeous and unique, and the Jordan Jumpman elevates everything it touches.


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Happy Birthday, America!

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All Star’s catcher’s set also did not disappoint, courtesy of the Pirates Elias Diaz.

Bryce Harper had to come with it, as is tradition.  He and the UA team decked out the new Harper 4s (due out later this summer according to UA) in the Stars and Stripes.

Padres @ Dodgers

We also caught some Manny Machado wore fireworks inspired Jordan 13 cleats. The low-key firework print on the upper is complimented well by the iridescent cleat plate. Why Manny wears his pants so baggy is beyond reason, but those cleats are winners.

Machado also received 4th of July Joran batting gloves, similar to the Nike pair above.

He ended up sticking with his normal all-navy blue pair, with a “MM” personal logo print on the index and middle finger area for some added flair.  Absolute smoke.  A lot of Nike guys wore the 4th sleeve, and Machado’s included the Jordan logo instead of the Swoosh.  You can’t get the 4th of July sleeve (bummer) but there are Nike sleeves on Eastbay.

Teammate Austin Hedges broke out his own set of stars and stripes Easton gear.  Hedges 4th of July swag is player exclusive, but his set is similar to the Easton Elite X catcher’s gear, available on BaseballExpress.com.  The 4th of July caps, worn here by pitcher Dinelson Lamet, were also fire and can be purchased at MLB.com.

Dodgers’ Joc Pederson wore a molded pair of Nike’s that had the look of the Air Coops from last year. The frenzied combination of stars and stripes is pure patriotism.

Joc also modified the Stance socks given to every player, making it into a sleeve.  The socks can be had at Stance.com for $24.

A bunch of the guys in this game, including Fernando Tatis, Jr., wore a cool product from Franklin, Red, White & Blue eyeblack, available for $10 at this link.

Tatis, along with Wil Myers, wore these wild UA Yards, unavailable to the public.  The Yard cleat is available at BaseballExpress.com for just $55-$60 bucks.

True Triple Crown threat Cody Bellinger wore the same style cleat as his teammate Joc Pederson with metal plates.  Since you can’t get these, we made a USA-inspired Alpha Huarache Elite 2 that you might like at this link for $125.

Several guys including the beastly Franmil Reyes and Justin Turner wore Franklin 4th of July batting gloves, available here for $40.

Kenta Maeda’s Mizuno turfs may have just been his normal colorway, since the Dodgers are perfectly suited for USA, but they gave us the 4th vibes nonetheless.  Stunners.  Nothing like these are available, though you can shop Mizuno turfs here.

Even the umpires were fired up for the 4th.  These hats are not available.

Alex Verdugo had a unique take on the 4th on his Harper 3s, thanks to True Blue Customs.  Shop the Harper 3 for $102-$115 at this link.

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