The wide receiver debuted the festive pair during December 22’s pregame time between the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens. Taking a closer look at the OBJ Uptempo cleats, it’s clear to see Nike left no detail untouched to make sure they’re a faithful homage to the Grinch, beginning with an upper that is covered in green fur.
Nike continues the theme with hints of yellow drawn from the cartoon character’s eyes, using the shade on the reworked embroidered toebox Swoosh and as speckles on the cleated sole unit. On the back, a tiny embroidered heart adorns the collar in references to the Grinch’s cold-hearted approach to Christmas, while a Candy Cane motif has been used for the Uptempo-inspired OBJ letter to further the festive theme.
Rounding out the one-of-a-kind pair is an OBJ tongue badge that replicates a traditional Santa Clause hat. Take a closer look at all of the unique details featured above.
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