How NFL Players Customize Their Sneakers
One player in the NFL has been known to customize his sneakers. A recent case study involves Nolan Carroll. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback contacted Marcus Rivero after seeing a photo of his custom shoes on Instagram. Marcus was excited to design a new pair of sneakers for Carroll and was soon splattering nearly 20 layers of paint on his old Jordans. Nolan Carroll, meanwhile, was less than enthusiastic. Marcus Rivero knocked over a bottle of acetone and threw the phone down.
The Undertaker was a legendary WWE wrestler for more than three decades, and recently announced his retirement. Now, he’s stepping out on a high note with a pair of custom Nike cleats. Using purple and silver to make the shoes, Kyle Rudolph and the Mache Custom Kicks studio have crafted a pair of custom NFL cleats for the wrestler.
The Undertaker’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million. He’s also married to a number of women over the years. In the 1980s, he married Jodi Lynn Calaway, and later married Sara. Sara Undertaker married her husband Mark Undertaker in 2007.
The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is an iconic landmark in the United States. This massive statue is a replica of the original plaster model, which is more than 450 kilograms (992 pounds) in weight. It stands ten feet tall and bears the same neoclassic design as its big sister on Liberty Island. It measures 151 feet high and sits on a massive pedestal. The Statue of Liberty is full of symbolism, and its broken chains at its left foot represent the abolition of slavery in the United States.
The Statue of Liberty inspired cleats
A new trend in football cleats is being worn by players. Players have been sporting Statue of Liberty-inspired cleats. Some NFL players are wearing them during warm-ups. But the NFL is cracking down on these cleats. Fines can reach $10,000 for those players found in violation of the league’s rules. And NFL players are getting into the act, too.
Two Miami-area men, Corey Pane and Marcus Rivero, have decided to take a step outside the box and create cleats with Statue of Liberty designs. Although the NFL generally likes subdued, team-first personalities, the cleats are a way to express oneself. Corey Pane, who has a background in art, is a friend of Antonio Brown and has been painting murals since high school.
Odell Beckham Jr.’s cleats
While we all know that NFL players are known for their custom cleats, few have the taste to make their own pair. There is no denying that Odell Beckham Jr.’s cleats are the stuff of legends, and his custom shoes are no exception. From the festive to the wildly outrageous, these custom shoes never fail to get heads turning. Whether OBJ is representing his team, or honoring America’s armed forces, these shoes are a must have for fans.
The Los Angeles Rams wide receiver recently stepped out in a pair of $200K custom cleats. The cleats were created by renowned custom footwear artist Dominic Ciambrone. The shoemaker, known as ‘The Shoe Surgeon’, was commissioned to create the pair of shoes for OBJ. The cleats feature 1,494 round brilliant white diamonds with a combined carat weight of 25 carats. The shoes are also crafted from 150 grams of 14 karat yellow gold. The custom cleats also feature a royal blue and yellow python material.
Odell Beckham Jr. recently wore custom Grinch cleats during warmups. The candy can stripes on the shoes are a reference to Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” On the heel of the right shoe, a heart is etched with the letter “G”, while the heel of the left shoe features the words, ‘I’m Not a Grinch,’ as well as a gift. The custom-made cleats are made of Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 OBJ Uptempo Cleats. The pair of cleats retails for $375.