Despite not currently being signed to any one brand (he was dropped by adidas after his PED suspension), Tatis is definitely a big fan of the Air Jordan 1.
Over the weekend, he wore custom Travis Scott-inspired Air Jordan 1 cleats while the Padres played in Scott’s hometown of Houston.
Tatis also honored his dad, Fernando Tatis Sr., with newspaper excerpts from the day he hit two grand slams in one inning in 1999.
The Kobe Bryant-inspired cleats that he will be wearing at Dodger Stadium this week, adorned with around 4,750 purple and gold crystals that were placed individually by hand at Stadium Custom Kicks.
The one of a kind Kobe-inspired cleats also feature Kobe Bryant’s two retired jersey numbers, 8 and 24, on the heels.
Fernando Tatis Jr. honors the Mamba for the Padres' upcoming series against the Dodgers 💜💛
— Complex Sneakers (@ComplexSneakers) September 11, 2023
Bryant was sitting in the front row at Dodger Stadium in 2018 when LA took on the Boston Red Sox in the World Series.
Prior to the game, Kobe read the Dodgers starting lineup.
Then threw out the first pitch.
Earlier this season, the Dodgers paid tribute to Kobe Bryant on Lakers night with an incredible drone show.
The team also had Kobe’s daughter Natalia Bryant throw out the first pitch on that night to Dodgers star Mookie Betts.
Some of the other custom cleats Fernando Tatis has worn this year include a pair of Air Jordan 1 “Cement” kicks.
He also wore a pair of Desert Camo Air Jordan 1s.
Tatis has also worn City Connect Off-White-inspired Jordan 1 cleats, Dragon Ball Super AJ1s, some Dior-inspired Air Jordan 1 cleats, a pair of Off-White Air Jordan 1 kicks, and a pair of Dragon Ball Z AJ1s.