Sun Sentinal: Miami Hurricanes to wear 1 of 1 custom cleats

They’re a way for players to express themselves, distinguish themselves, even pay tribute to others. “It’s kind of like a car. You get a car customized. You build a home from scratch almost. It’s your own. You might have something, whether it’s your kids’ names or hometown or something like that that means something to...
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Colt Round UP: Winning the Cleat Game

They’re a way for players to express themselves, distinguish themselves, even pay tribute to others. “It’s kind of like a car. You get a car customized. You build a home from scratch almost. It’s your own. You might have something, whether it’s your kids’ names or hometown or something like that that means something to...
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Esquire.com: Custom Shoe Guy

A couple weeks ago Marshawn Lynch announced he’d wear $1,000, custom gold cleats in the NFC Championship game. However, facing threats of ejection from the NFL, he didn’t wear the flashy spikes, but the issue highlighted a growing trend among top football players, who see custom footwear as another way to stand out on the...
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LaTimes: Possible Ejection over first pair of Gold Cleats

Marshawn Lynch reportedly will be ejected if he wears gold-painted shoes Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch stands on the sidelines late in the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Seattle on Jan. 10. The Seahawks beat the Carolina Panthers, 31-17. (Elaine Thompson/AP Photo) By Ryan Parker Pro Football Marshawn Lynch...
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Nordstrom Blog: Gold Cleats

The outcome of Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will certainly be measured in points–though in the larger game of life, you could argue that the true winner will be the team with the fewest concussions. But there is another competition afoot: Which player will have the illest shoes? We spoke...
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TMZ: Man behind DeSean Jackson 1,000 Dollar cleats

There’s a war raging in the NFL — a fashion war — with some of the biggest stars in the game spending BIG MONEY to customize their cleats for game day … TMZ Sports has learned. Huge stars like DeSean Jackson, Reggie Bush, Terrell Suggs and Cameron Wake have been taking their kicks to famous...
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FootwearNews: Meet the Man behind Marshawn Lynch Gold Cleats

By now you’ve probably heard of the infamous gold cleats Marshawn Lynch was banned from wearing for the Super Bowl. Though Lynch’s uniform won’t be the same without the kicky cleats, the man behind the shoes is an NFL star in his own right. From his South Florida home, Marcus Rivero (known by his Instagram moniker Soles...
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Maxim: Sneaker Renegade Finds a Home

Miami tire shop owner Marcus Rivero is known for shoes that pop. When former Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll came across a 2013 Instagram post featuring a pair of sneakers Rivero had painted for fun, he requested a custom pair for himself. In the two years since, Rivero has customized cleats for over 350 NFL players,...
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Customizer Soles by Sir Talks Handmaking Over 100 Cleats for the University of Miami

After taking charge of high fashion’s sportswear infusion, adidas continues to embrace the arts. When the company announced its new deal with the University of Miami this past January, it did so by having two sneaker customizers, including Marcus Rivero, design custom cleats for Hurricanes football icons. Once seen as a niche practice, customizing is now a celebrated...
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Meet Marcus Rivero, AKA SolesBySir, The Man Taking Customized Kicks To An Insane Level

If you’ve looked around or, like me, have dropped $200 on a pair of sneakers lately, there’s a good chance that you’ve noticed that athletic gear has evolved in the past decade or so, with big brands moving away from strictly sweat-wicking gear and working towards introducing styles that crossover into everyday culture. One way...
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