Earlier this week we had some great event coverage from Solemart in Berlin and the Crooked Tongues x Nike Sportswear BBQ. In the United States, #sneakerholics are gearing up for the American football season, which begins Thursday with the Green Bay Packers taking on the New Orleans Saints.
Americans may be excited for the beginning of the season, but today also marks a special day in football history. In 1963, in Canton, Ohio, the Pro Football Hall of Fame opened with 17 initial members. Back then, the sneaker culture obviously wasn’t as big as it is today, but over the years a number of players that made their way into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, also made their mark on the sneaker world.
The legendary Walter Payton, who we showcased back in July, was one of the first to make an impact in the world of football cleats from Kangaroos uploaded to Sneakerpedia by member Roland. Recent inductee Deion Sanders inspired what most people would consider one of the most popular signature lines to come from American Football. Not to mention our friends at TheShoeGame just announced today that his 49ers colorway of the elusive Nike Air Diamond Turf II will retro next spring. Then there are the potential Hall of Famers like Terrell Owens and Warren Sapp who were seen wearing the Jordan 3 Retro cleats that were uploaded by mattgatorz.
Check out some of the Hall of Fame football shoes we discovered on the Sneakerpedia Wiki below. One that we noticed was missing is the Emmitt Smith Reeboks, like the Paydirt, Scrimmage and others. If you can upload them, or think of any others, let us know in the comment section or on Twitter so we can give you a shout out.