October marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to bring light to the cause adidas and the Major League Soccer organization have partnered to support the movement.
As a way to spread the continued efforts to help those who suffer from the disease five pink-accented cleats will be produced and worn by several MLS star players. Those players include: Darlington Nagbe, Fredy Montero, Teal Bunbury, Chris Pontius, and Kenny Cooper, all of whom will debut their designs this weekend and throughout the month of October.
mi adidas Breast Cancer Awareness Month Cleat Design Inspiration
Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers): “These will be my first custom cleats, I’m pretty excited. adidas is famous for their stripes, so I wanted to make the stripes, laces and other pieces on my boots pink to support breast cancer awareness. I used black and gold on the rest of the cleat to draw attention and try to make the pink really stand out.”
Fredy Montero (Seattle Sounders): “I wanted to keep it simple, but at the same time it means a lot for me now with my wife’s name on my shoes. Also of course I’m trying to support women with this for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”
Chris Pontius (DC United): “I designed my cleats the way I did because I like the simple color scheme. The pink stripes and laces were added for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the red tongue is for the DC United colors. I like the white basic scheme because it looks very clean and that’s how I went about designing my cleats.”
Kenny Cooper (New York Red Bulls): “My inspiration for why I designed my boots with pink stripes and laces are all those who have had breast cancer. I know when I look down on my boots and see the pink that represents Breast Cancer Awareness that I will be inspired by their hope and strength.”
Teal Bunbury (Sporting KC): “I wanted to make something fun and exciting and that definitely looked good. Mainly though I wanted to show my continued support of Breast Cancer Awareness having that a family member was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Having the ability to design my own cleat gave me the freedom to express my passion for the game.”
Keep “Hope” alive by purchasing a pair of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month cleats exclusively at Mi adidas.