It's custom cleat week in the NFL
The NFL is lifting its ban on custom cleats this week for its “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign. Instead, the league is encouraging players to come out wearing personalized shoes that support a good cause and raise awareness for issues like domestic violence, racism and animal cruelty.
A handful of teams have already started revealing the kicks their players will be wearing this week, and they’re pretty great. Here are those that have been shown off so far with many more still to come.
Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona Cardinals
Cause: Rise To Win, which helps to improve race relations.
Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
Cause: SPCA of Texas, raising awareness for animal cruelty and encouraging people to adopt pets.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Cause: Midwest athletes against childhood cancer
Von Miller, Denver Broncos
Cause: Von's Vision, which provides youth with eye exams and glasses.
Alfred Morris, Dallas Cowboys
Cause: Salvation Army
Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cause: Jackson in Action 83 Foundation, which provides support to military families
Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
Cause: University of Minnesota Health
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Cause: The Brees Dream Foundation, which improves quality of life for cancer patients.
Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
Cause: International Justice Mission, which protects the poor from violence.
Gavin Escobar, Dallas Cowboys
Cause: American Cancer Society
Brandon Carr, Dallas Cowboys
Cause: Carr Cares Foundation, inspiring young students to become proficient readers by providing learning tools.
Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
Cause: Help the homeless
Sean Lee, Dallas Cowboys
Cause: Sean Lee's Dreambuilders, which help families in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in need.
DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
Cause: Aid victims of domestic abuse
Vernon Davis, Washington Redskins
Cause: Vernon Davis Foundation For the Arts, which promotes art education and appreciation among youth.
Byron Jones, Dallas Cowboys
Cause: Carr Cares Foundation
Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cause: Sideline Racism
Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
Cause: Helping Hands Foundation, which helps bring education to Haiti.
Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
Cause: Raising awareness for domestic violence
Michael Thomas, Miami Dolphins
Cause: Van Duzer Foundation, which provides children with the chance to meet with community leaders.