Reigning American League Rookie of the Year Carlos Correa delivered on Opening Day for the Houston Astros, blasting his first home run of the season in a 5-3 win against the New York Yankees. The Puerto Rican slugger picked up where he left off from last year’s breakthrough season, becoming the youngest player in Astros history to hit a home run on Opening Day.
Correa also turned heads with his fashion sense, rocking custom cleats honoring la familia. Correa’s custom Boost Icon 1’s specifically referenced his island roots, his brotherhood with the Astros, and his partnership with Adidas. According to Complex, the certified sneakerhead recently stated that he wants rap mogul Kanye West to design a pair of kicks for him, hopefully in time for July’s All-Star Game in San Diego.
“[Kanye’s] got great style and that would be really awesome,” Correa told Sole Collector in a recent interview. “I would love that. I would give him the key because he’s got the best shoe right now in the market.”
All eyes are on Correa and the Astros, who are looking to build on the Boricua’s record-setting postseason. Houston resumes its three-game stand against the Yankees in the Bronx tonight, followed by a day game on Thursday. Already garnering comparisons to Yankee Alex Rodriguez, fans can expect the electrifying phenom to dazzle both on and off the diamond.