Nike reveals Kyler Murray exclusive DT Max 96 cleat
Oct 7, 2022, 10:03 AM
Kyler Murray has filled out the full Cardinal look by pairing Arizona’s red jerseys with yellow cleats in the past.
But Nike is setting him up to make a bigger fashion statement.
Not only were the black-and-yellow cleats Nike released Friday exclusively for Murray, they are also a one-of-one repurposed casual shoe.
1 of 1 for @K1, the DT96 returns exclusively for Kyler Murray. @AZCardinals @NFL pic.twitter.com/y2ZhyfsjGv
— Nike Football (@usnikefootball) October 7, 2022
It’s a cleat on the bottom, but on top is the look of the Nike Air DT Max ’96, a signature shoe of former NFL star cornerback Deion Sanders.
Sanders, a two-sport pro athlete, wore the shoes on the football field as well as on the baseball diamond.
But to the public they were a trainer shoe, Sanders’ third signature edition, which was originally released in 1996 as the Nike Air DT Max. It was re-released as a retro shoe starting in 2008, according to Sole Collector.
Now, it’s back to a cleat, something Nike has done by turning its Nike Air Jordan 1 classic casual shoes into a frequently worn NFL cleat.
It’s a nice nod for Murray to get an exclusive from Nike.
He has been intentional and inventive in his fashion choices during games.
As a rookie, he started warming up in tinted helmet visors before switching to the allowed clear visors for game action. Murray still wears the tinted visors in practice.
He jumped on a trend of wearing silhouetted pads as a salute to one of his heroes, Bruce Lee.
Murray has put his passions to use for good in the My Cause, My Cleats games, once shining light on veterans via a Call of Duty endowment with cleats that also honored his veteran grandfather and his Korean heritage, as detailed by ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss.