Derek Jeter is a living legend in every way. As the face of the New York Yankees and Jordan Brand baseball, Jeter has amassed 2,997 career hits. With only a handful to go before the big 3,000 hit milestone is reached, and the Yankees headed into a four-game stretch at home, Jordan Brand has unveiled its ?DJ3K? collection of kicks and gear.
In honor of Jeter?s achievements, the Jordan Jeter Cut cleat and training sneaker have been designed in special colorways, complete with gold accents on the outsoles, specifically for #2. The black cleats fall in line with Yankee tradition of course, while the burgundy upper of the trainers were chosen to represent Kalamazoo Central High School, where he honed his game as a youth. Both shoes feature special insoles, displaying a hand-written contract between a young Derek Jeter and his father that promised the rising star would work hard to become the best baseball player he could. The same contract has been screened on the special edition shoe boxes.
Rounding out the collection are special black and gold batting gloves and to limited t-shirts, which will both be available at select retailers soon. To see Jeter rock this gear, and of course make history, tune in to the YES network at 7 PM EST tonight.