Hot New Mets Sneakers

On the heels (pun intended) of the Mets acquisition of Johan Santana, a nearly as exciting announcement is the release of Nike “Dunk Low” NY Mets “House of Hoops Exclusive” sneakers.

Hat tip to MetsToday reader archeress for the scoop.

Here’s a shot of the new sneaker:

Nike Dunk Low NY Mets sneakers

Also, hat tip to my wife, who points out that you can customize Chuck Taylor sneakers with any colors you like at the Converse website. Choose the “Make Mine Red” link and start customizing a pair of Chucks!

In addition, after you waste away a weekend afternoon customizing your Chuckie T’s, it will actually help someone else — 15% of the net sale goes directly to The Global Fund, which helps fight AIDS/HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

Since I’d rather help fight deadly diseases than support a company that bankrolls scumbags such as Michael Vick, you can guess which sneakers I’ll be wearing to Shea next year.

Converse All Star Chuck Taylor MetsToday branded sneakers

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.