There’s a trend rising in the NFL this year, and no we’re talking about Patrick Mahomes record breaking rookie start. Thanks to the new cleat rule change allowing players to wear customized cleats, a new wave of footwear has made a grand entrance on the gridiron.

Last week, Ball Boyz reacted to Cam Newton’s questionable cowboy-inspired Under Armours, and in this episode, we’ll be diving even deeper at our favorite custom kicks of the week. Co-host Ian Servantes is out this week, so Kyle Hodge brought in the sixth man of the year and Highsnobiety’s sneaker connoisseur George Ocampo.

To start off, we react to Carmelo Anthony’s upcoming Melo-Made collection with strong collaborations with rag & bone, Jordan, and more. We also take a closer look at the two Jordan 20 colorways Melo and rag & bone collaborated on. Speaking of Jordan, they also collaborated with futbol club Paris Saint Germain for a must-see sportswear collection and pair of V’s that we need in our collection.

We then dive into our favorite custom cleats of the week. Even though the New York Giants are 0-2 so far this season, Odell Beckham Jr. is on winning streak with custom on-field kicks. Last week he rocked a pair of custom Nike Uptempo’s, but now, the Nike unveiled brand new heat for OBJ inspired their popular Mercurial soccer cleat famously worn by Brazil soccer legend Ronaldo. Nike swaps out the blue and yellow for red and silver.

Next up, James Conner pays his respect to Mac Miller, who recently passed away, with a pair of adidas cleats with the caption “Thank You Mac”. Finally, Cam Newton redeems himself from the previous week with new Atlanta-inspired footwear painted with several logos including the Atlanta 1996 Olympics, Donald Glover’s Atlanta show, and more.

Check out the full episode above, and let us know what your favorite kicks of the season are so far.

After, watch ‘Ball Boyz’ Fit-Check Cam Newton & Explain How to Rock NFL Merch


Words by Kyle Hodge
Staff Writer

New York based writer that pops flavor and drips sauce.