For several years now, Major League baseball has been honoring fathers on Father’s Day with special apparel like the baby-blue caps and the blue ribbons attached to the jerseys. Bryce Harper has “POPS” tattooed on the inside of his right wrist as a permanent way to honor his father, Ron Harper, every day of the year. Their bond as Bryce says is very special.
Bryce usually takes his apparel a step further than most and this year has designed his Under Armour cleats with a custom look as part of his Father’s Day on-the-field homage to “Pops”. For fans, you can purchase Harper 3 cleats from the Under Armour website. To finish his look for Father’s Day, Harp will add special Under Armour batting gloves and he also has an arm sleeve.
Head into any dugout and ask players who threw them their first baseball or who ignited their love for the game — we’d bet you’d hear some version of ‘dad’, ‘pops’, or ‘my old man’ pretty often. For MLB’s Father’s Day games, Under Armour athletes will honor the fathers and father figures in their lives who have been a motivating force since day one.
This special pair of cleats features a graphic that harkens back to days of comic books and comic strips to honor one of the first “superheroes” in our players’ lives on this special day.
In addition, the upper part on the heel for the Harper 3 cleats has a graphic that reads “______ is My Hero!!” so athletes can customize the cleat by writing in the name of the person who has inspired them as they celebrate Father’s Day 2018.
Bryce first hit the diamond in the Harper 3 this past Memorial Day. Designed specifically for Harper’s electrifying game, the Harper 3 contains a modern knit fabric combined with high-end leather for a sleek look with a metal upfront built for speed and hybrid traction. The Harper 3 was also engineered with UA’s Charged Cushioning for unbeatable energy return on the field. It will hit retail in Mid and Low options in fall 2018.