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Super Bowl Trivia: The Cleats
The New York Jets’ Joe Namath won the 1969 Super Bowl in white Riddells, contrasting with everyone else’s black cleats.
Washington cornerback Darrell Green went to the Super Bowl three times and won twice (XXII and XXVI), all while managing to keep a Tootsie Roll in his cleats. Yum.
From 1982-1988, Rich Karliss kicked for the Denver Broncos, going to the Super Bowl twice and always leaving his right shoe off for the job.
Jim Breech, who kicked for the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XVI and XXVI, reportedly wore a right cleat two sizes too small, to give him more control over the ball.
Steve Smith Jr.
Wide receiver Smith, who went to Super Bowl XXXVIII with the Carolina Panthers, left his shoes on the field in 2012 to raise awareness for the homeless.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch would not have been allowed on the field with these shoes, so he wore green cleats with gold soles instead