MLB star Francisco Lindor plans to wear shoes decorated with activism hashtags during MLB Players’ Weekend this weekend.

The Cleveland Indians All-Star shortstop’s cleats are covered in colorful messages, including “Remember Parkland,” “End Bullying,” “No More Shootings” and “Puerto Rico Strong.”

The shoes pay homage to a number of issues that have dominated public conversation in the U.S. this year, including high school shootings and the government response to Hurricane Maria’s destruction in Puerto Rico.


"It’s an impactful cleat, and I’m looking forward to letting the world know that I’m with them," Lindor said of the custom New Balance shoes in a video filmed by the brand.

Lindor, who was born in Puerto Rico, said that the shoes keep the island’s experience in his mind, even though he was in the continental U.S. playing baseball during the hurricane.

“Being Puerto Rican, we went through a lot of things this past year, with the hurricane, no electricity, no water, no food, not being able to communicate with people,” he said. “I’m with them. I’m thinking of them. I have them on my cleats.”

“There’s not a day that goes by that I took it for granted what they went through because I wasn’t in Puerto Rico, I was playing,” he added.

Lindor’s jersey for the weekend will boast his nickname, “Mr. Smile."