In honor of International Left-Handers Day, we’re taking a look at 10 Left-Handed Athletes Who Impacted Sneakers. Some of the most iconic athletes of all time have been lefties, from Babe Ruth to Steve Young, but those who play with an unconventional dominant hand have had a significant influence on sneakers as well over time. Ken Griffey Jr.‘s sweet swing was with the left, and his signature series with Nike is the most successful baseball line ever. Michael Vick was the first signal-caller with his name on a shoe, while Deion Sanders was the only athlete with his own silhouette to play in both a Super Bowl and the World Series. These notable names, along with the other superstars on this list, have all made memorable contributions to both sports and sneakers.
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Athlete: Michael Vick
Sneaker Significance: First quarterback with a Nike signature series
Before his unfortunate incident, Michael Vick was the face of Nike Football, and the first signal-caller to have his name on a sneaker. The left-handed slinger had an entire series of signatures that were made for both on and off the field. On top of his own line, Vick also laced up different notable sneakers on the Atlanta turf at the start of his career, including the Air Jordan 17.