Behold: The Lindor 1.
New Balance announced its first-ever baseball signature show and apparel collection on Monday, and new Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor is one of their signature athlete with this new shoe:
Lindor has endorsed New Balance since 2017, and his new line – footwear, apparel, and a headband – will officially drop on March 1.
"Every time I hear Lindor 1 and the Lindor Pro collection, it just makes me smile. It’s a dream," Lindor told CBS Sports. "I remember going over ideas [with New Balance] and starting to put things together and then one of the shoe designers drew it up, brought it out to me and my agent, and then we took off from there. It was very cool, and to be a part of this process, it's very humbling."
Both the black and white versions of the shoe include the floral pattern designed similar to the Flor de Maga, the national flower of Puerto Rico, as well as a bright design that represents Lindor’s homeland. All shoes also include his initials intertwined with New Balance logos, as well as Lindor’s mantras of “Be Consistent” and “Stay Positive.”
"To be able to mix fashion, baseball, my lifestyle, all of them, blend them all together and create this shoe and this collection, I think it's huge and now that we finally have more freedom of wearing different things on the field, this is a great shoe," Lindor told CBS Sports.
New Balance’s official website lists the shoes as “coming soon,” with a retail price of $110 for the turf version and $130 for the spikes.