Finally! Stirrups!

Joey Votto and his stirrups

OMG! Stirrups!

Joey Votto with stirrups

Lookin' good, Jo-eh!

Yes! Someone on the Reds finally donned THE STIRRUP. An honest-to-god stirrup. None other than Mr. Joey Votto is wearing stirrups tonight against the Giants, not a the full-length red sock. We’re stoked. Maybe he took our suggestion (or C Trent’s?) and ordered a pair? It’s a great look and seems to be having a bit of a resurgence around the league. Maybe a couple of other Reds will follow suit? The question is… who will be next? Any guesses out there? I’ll put my money on Adam Rosales.

6 Comments

  1. karen4oh

    Stirrups are sweet…but Votto would look good in ANYTHING. (Sorry to be such a girl!)

  2. Dan

    Oh, don't you and The Cowboy both know it!

    But yeah, they look great. Wonder what the story is on why Joey switched? It's a long season… maybe he's just switching things up for the sake of it?

  3. brs3842

    They look okay, but I don't think you guys have ever worn them. I wore them a little bit when I played college ball, not only do they feel like you are standing on a rope, but they are hard to maintain as well. May be why they aren't as popular anymore…

  4. Dan

    I can't speak for all of us, but yes, I did wear them up until the last few years of high school when they pretty much disappeared from all levels of baseball. And yes, I was glad to see them go at the time – they are not comfortable :)

    I really wish the look would come back… I can't believe no one has come up with a way to make them more comfortable. Instead of the full, thick sock being a full loop at the bottom, why can't they make them with a thin elastic material that wraps under the foot? That would be hella more comfortable.

    ah… whatever :)

  5. Robert

    It is great to see Votto wearing the stirrups and the high-cuffs. He looks like an honest-to-god ballplayer, and not some slacks-wearing bum.

  6. Dave

    I wore them for several years too. And for a couple of years I had the socks with the stripe to make it look like you were wearing stirrups.

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