Big Game, Big Shoes: The Cleats Worn by Every Super Bowl MVP

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Super Bowl I 

Player: Bart Starr
Postion: Quarterback
Year: 1967
Team: Green Bay Packers
Cleat: Riddell OriginalFootball Cleats 

When Packers' legendary QB Bart Starr won the first-ever Super Bowl MVP award, Riddell football cleats were pretty much the only decent football-specific cleat option available to players. The cleats worked wonders for Starr, as he threw two touchdown passes en route to Super Bowl I victory.


Super Bowl II

Player: Bart Starr
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 1968
Team: Green Bay Packers
Cleat: Riddell Original Football Cleats

Being named the Super Bowl MVP once apparently only made Starr want it even more. In Super Bowl II, the Packers returned to the Super Bowl led by No. 15 and his Riddells. Starr ended the game with 202 yards and 1 touchdown, and the Green Bay won its second consecutive Super Bowl.


Super Bowl III

Player: Joe Namath
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 1969
Team: New York Jets
Cleat: Riddell Original Football Cleats

When you've got a nickname like "Broadway Joe," you're expected to put on a show--and that's exactly what Jets' quarterback Joe Namath did in his illustrious career, starting with Super Bowl III. In the title game, Joe lit up the Baltimore defense for 206 passing yards, good enough to earn him the Most Valuable Player award. Once again, Riddell football cleats shined on the biggest stage in the sport (notice the special white cleats that set him apart from a sea of black).


Super Bowl IV

Player: Len Dawson
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 1970
Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Cleat: Spalding Football Cleats

In Super Bowl IV, Riddell was finally challenged by Spalding, and someone other than Bart Starr or Joe Namath won MVP. In his Spaldings, QB Len Dawson took the Kansas City Chiefs to the promise land, throwing for 142 yards and a touchdown against Minnesota.  


Super Bowl V

Player: Chuck Howley
Positon: Linebacker
Year: 1971
Team: Dallas Cowboys
Cleat: Puma Football Cleats

Footwear brand Puma got its share of the glory in 1971, as Dallas Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley became the first player other than a QB to win Super Bowl MVP. However, despite Howley's two interceptions and a fumble recovery, Dallas was up-ended by Baltimore in Super Bowl V.


Super Bowl VI

Player: Roger Staubach
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 1972
Team: Dallas Cowboys
Cleat: adidas Argentina

In the 1970s, football cleats began to the take on a similar form to ones used in soccer. In Super Bowl VI, a guy by the name of Roger Staubach led the Dallas Cowboys to win in his adidas Argentian cleats that had that classic soccer boot silhouette. Staubach passed for 119 yards and two scores, winning the MVP award in the process.


Super Bowl VII

Player: Jake Scott
Positon: Safety
Year: 1973
Team: Miami Dolphins
Cleat: Spalding Turf Shoes

Miami Dolphins' safety Jake Scott opted for a turf-style Splading shoe for Super Bowl VII, which featured a spikeless outsole. It may sound like a slight disadvantage, but try telling that to Scott, who picked off two passes and earned himself the coveted MVP award. Oh, his team won the game too.


Super Bowl VIII

Player: Larry Csonka
Positon: Running Back
Year: 1974
Team: Miami Dolphins
Cleat: Riddell Football Cleats

Larry Csonka may not be as notable a name amongst the average football fan as Bart Starr or Roger Staubach, but the eventual Hall of Fame running back for the Miami Dolphins was a beast on the gridiron. In Super Bowl VIII, Csonka carried the ball 33 times for 145 yards and a touchdown, good enough to earn him the Super Bowl MVP award. In the process, those Riddell cleats made it back into the spotlight.


Super Bowl IX

Player: Franco Harris
Positon: Running Back
Year: 1975
Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Cleat: adidas Turf Shoes

In just his third year in the league, Steelers' All-Pro running back Franco Harris led the Steel City to its first-ever Super Bowl victory. The former first round draft pick broke loose for 158 yards and one touchdown on the Minnesota defense in a pair of well-wrapped adidas turf shoes— a mark that was good enough to earn him the game's MVP. Harris went on to win three more championship rings for a grand total of four.


Super Bowl X

Player: Lynn Swann
Positon: Wide Receiver
Year: 1976
Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Cleat: Wilson Football Shoes

Before Lynn Swann became a politician, he was a standout receiver for Pittsburgh. With Terry Bradshaw behind center, Franco Harris out of the back field, and Swann out wide, you better believe the Steelers were a force to be reckoned with in the '70s. When his teammate Harris wasn't carrying the ball, Swann and Bradshaw were linking up on game-changing pass plays on a regular basis. In Super Bowl X, the Steelers returned to the title game for the second consecutive year, but this time it was Swann's turn for glory. Swann ended the game with four catches, 161 yards, and a touchdown, on his way to becoming the first wideout to be named the Super Bowl MVP.


Super Bowl XI

Player: Fred Biletnikoff
Positon: Wide Receiver
Year: 1977
Team: Oakland Raiders
Cleat: Riddell Football Cleats

Fred Biletnikoff of the Oakland Raiders continued the trend of wide receiver dominance in the Super Bowl, as he led his team with 70 receiving yards against Minnesota in Super Bowl XI. Today, his legacy is celebrated with the Fred Biletnikoff Award, which is given to the best wideout in the nation each year.


Super Bowl XII

Player: Harvey Martin & Randy White
Positon: Defensive Line
Year: 1978
Team: Dallas Cowboys
Cleat: adidas AstroTurf Football Shoes

Not many people imagined a defensive lineman as the most valuable player leading up to Super Bowl XII, let alone two of 'em. However, Dallas Cowboys' linemen Harvey Martin and Randy White took the world by storm, as they led a high octane defense that forced eight turnovers from the Denver Broncos. Both Martin and White, along with the rest of the line, went with a pair of adidas AstroTurf football shoe, making it the first Super Bowl MVP appearance for the Three Stripes.


Super Bowl XIII

Player: Terry Bradshaw
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 1979
Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Cleat: adidas University

The first two times the Steelers made it to the Super Bowl, a running back and a wide receiver, respectively, stole the spotlight. But the third time proved to be the charm for Pittsburgh's gunslinger Terry Bradshaw. In Super Bowl XIII, Bradshaw lit up the Dallas defense for 318 passing yards and four touchdowns. adidas was back in the limelight, however this time it was a pair of soccer-style cleats rather than the turf shoes featured in the previous Super Bowl.


Super Bowl XIV

Player: Terry Bradshaw
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 1980
Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Cleat: Spalding Football Cleats

Bradshaw and the Steelers returned to Super Bowl yet again in 1980, however this time the QB ditched the adidas cleats for a pair of Spalding shoes that set him apart from the competition (as well as his own team). Bradshaw threw for 300+ yards yet again, and added two scores to earn his second Super Bowl MVP award.


Super Bowl XV

Player: Jim Plunkett
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 1981
Team: Oakland Raiders
Cleat: Nike Field General

Despite leading the Raiders to two Super Bowl titles, quarterback Jim Plunkett never quite made it to the Hall of Fame, but hey, at least he has two rings. In Super Bowl XV, the former Heisman Trophy winner passed for 261 yards and three touchdowns, as Oakland defeated Philadelphia. Plunkett took command of the game, much like his Nike Field General football shoes, giving the Raiders their second Super Bowl victory in five years.


Super Bowl XVI

Player: Joe Montana
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 1982
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Cleat: adidas AstroTurf Football Cleats

When it comes to legendary quarterbacks in the NFL, Joe Montana is almost always one of the first names on the list. After winning a college national championship with Notre Dame. "Golden Joe" took his talents to San Francisco, where he earned a name for himself by lighting up defensive units. In Super Bowl XVI against Cincinnati, Montana tossed for 331 yards and three touchdowns, as the 9ers rolled to a victory. The game was played at the Silverdome in Michigan, where Joe relied on his adidas AstroTurf football shoes to help him avoid a mean defensive front.


Super Bowl XVII

Player: John Riggins
Positon: Running Back
Year: 1983
Team: Washington Redskins
Cleat: adidas University

Long before Robert Griffin III began scorching opponents with his feet, the Washington Redskins had a Hall of Fame running back who could hold his own on the football field. John Riggins, aka "The Diesel," was a work horse of the Redskins, particularly in Super Bowl XVII--where he rushed for 168 yards and a score, as Washington topped Miami. The presence of adidas in the NFL was in full effect at this time, as Riggins followed Joe Montana to win a second consecutive Super Bowl MVP award for adidas.


Super Bowl XVIII

Player: Marcus Allen
Positon: Running Back
Year: 1984
Team: Los Angeles Raiders
Cleat: Puma Football Cleats

The Raiders may not be so intimidating today, but there was a time when the franchise was stacked with big-name players, including running back Marcus Allen. In 1984, Allen his team to a showdown against Washington in Super Bowl XVII, where he carried the ball 20 times, putting up nearly 200 yards and two touchdowns. To compliment his speed and agility, Allen wore a pair of Puma cleats, which apparently worked wonders for the 6-time Pro Bowler.


Super Bowl XIX

Player: Joe Montana
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 1985
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Cleat: Mizuno All-Purpose Cleats

Joe Montana and the 49ers found their way back to the Super Bowl in '85, but this time there was something very different—Montana was wearing a pair of Mizuno cleats. Mizuno didn't have much of a presence in the league before this, but with Joe (and John Elway) on its side, the Japanese-based brand entered the realm of American football. In his Mizunos, Montana put up a 300+ yard passing game yet again, and added three touchdowns to cement another Super Bowl victory for San Francisco. And yes, he won his second MVP award.


Super Bowl XX

Player: Richard Dent
Positon: Defensive End
Year: 1986
Team: Chicago Bears
Cleat: KangaROOS Football Shoes

Based out of St. Louis, footwear brand KangaROOS got its start in the running business. However, in no time, the brand's growing popularity carried over to other sports as well, including american football. Along with guys like Walter Payton and William "The Fridge" Perry, Chicago Bears' defensive end Richard Dent adopted the brand for Super Bowl XX. Dent would go on to record two sacks and two forced fumbles, good enough to earn him MVP honors.


Super Bowl XXI

Player: Phil Simms
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 1987
Team: New York Giants
Cleat: adidas AstroTurf Football Shoes

Not many folks had heard of Phil Simms when he became the Giants' first round draft pick in 1979, but all that changed after the Kentucky native led New York to two Super Bowl victories, including Super Bowl XXI. Simms went on to throw 268 yards and three touchdowns, as the Giants defeated the Denver Broncos. adidas' oh-so-popular AstroTurf shoes got yet another moment of glory as Simms picked up the game's MVP honors.


Super Bowl XXII

Player: Doug Williams
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 1988
Team: Washington Redskins
Cleat: Champion High-top Indoor Shoes

Today, American-based sportswear brand Champion is known more for its workout apparel than shoes, but there was a time in the late '80s when it was a serious contender in the footwear category. The brand got its first serious opportunity to be in the spotlight in Super Bowl XXII, when Washington quarterback Doug Williams wore a pair in his first and only Super Bowl appearance as a starting quarterback. Williams made the most of the opportunity, as he broke out for 340 passing yards and added four scores.


Super Bowl XXIII

Player: Jerry Rice
Positon: Wide Receiver
Year: 1989
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Cleat: adidas Cleats

Regardless of what current 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss claims, he isn't the best wideout of all time--that honorable title belongs to the Jerry Rice. In 20 incredible seasons as a pro, Rice racked up over 22,000 receiving yards and 200+ touchdowns. Jerry saved one of his best performances for Super Bowl XXIII, where he put up 215 yards and a touchdown, helping the 49ers secure yet another championship. The red stripes on his adidas cleats went well with the 49er red.


Super Bowl XXIV

Player: Joe Montana
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 1990
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Cleat: Mizuno Turf-Ready Football Shoes

Joe and his Mizunos found their way back to the promise land one final time in 1990. Apparently, two Super Bowl MVP awards weren't enough for No. 16, so he decided to go for a third. After a near-300 yard passing performance, capped off by an astounding five touchdown passes, Montana was well on his way to becoming the only NFL player to earn Super Bowl MVP honors three times.


Super Bowl XXV

Player: Ottis Anderson
Positon: Running Back
Year: 1991
Team: New York Giants
Cleat: Champion Studded Football Cleats

When it comes to football, footwear companies must hate spat. After all, how is someone supposed to recognize a brand if the shoe is covered in an entire roll of tape? Well Giants' running back Ottis Anderson found a clever, yet simple, way around that in Super Bowl XXV by just having the Champion logo printed on the tape. Anderson went on to have a 100-yard rushing game, and added a touchdown, as the Giants edged Buffalo for the win, and Champion got its share of the fame.


Super Bowl XXVI

Player: Mark Rypien
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 1992
Team: Washington Redskins
Cleat: Converse Turf Sneakers

Powered by its "REACT" cushioning technology, footwear company Converse set out to challenge the adidas and Pumas of the world. Though the brand's main areas of focus were basketball and cross training, its shoes showed up on the gridiron as well. In 1992, quarterback Mark Rypien rode his Converse turf sneakers to a Super Bowl XXVI win over Buffalo. Rypien finished the game with 292 passing yards and two touchdowns, winning the MVP award in the process.


Super Bowl XXVII

Player: Troy Aikman
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 1993
Team: Dallas Cowboys
Cleat: Nike PE

Being the first overall draft pick sure puts a lot of pressure on a player to live up to the hype. Try telling that to Troy Aikman. After declining a chance to go pro in baseball right out of high school, Aikman followed his passion for football, which landed him with the Dallas Cowboys in the '89 NFL draft. Aikman went on to have a Hall of Fame, including six trips to the Pro Bowl, and three Super Bowl championships. In Super Bowl XXVII, Aikman went for 273 yard and four touchdown passes in a pair of Nike PEs, brining the title back to Dallas.


Super Bowl XXVIII

Player: Emmitt Smith
Positon: Running Back
Year: 1994
Team: Dallas Cowboys
Cleat: Reebok Turf Shoes

The reason for Troy Aikman's success? Well having a guy like Emmitt Smith in the back field sure takes a lot of pressure off of a QB. When Aimkan wasn't tearing apart opposing defenses with his arm, the rock was usually in the hands of Smith, who knew just what to do with it. In Super Bowl XXVIII, the NFL's all-time rushing leader carried the ball for an incredible 30 times for 132 yards and two trips to the endzone. Smith's signature ES22's are more widely recognized today, but for the big game in '94, he went with a pair of Reebok turf sneakers that were more fit for the Georgia Dome.


Super Bowl XXIX

Player: Steve Young
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 1995
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Cleat: Nike Premier Football Cleats

Steve Young had some gigantic shoes to fill when be became the starting QB for the San Francisco 49ers after Joe Montana's departure. But if anyone was capable of rising up to the occasion, it was in fact Steve Young. In the '95 title game against San Diego, Young did something not even Montana had been able to do, throwing for 325 yards and an astounding six touchdown passes in a pair of Nike Premier cleats. Young easily won the game's MVP award, and went on to a have a brilliant career with San Francisco.


Super Bowl XXX

Player: Larry Brown
Positon: Cornerback
Year: 1996
Team: Dallas Cowboys
Cleat: Reebok Football Cleats

With all the superstar players on the Dallas roster at the time, a betting man probably wouldn't have put his money on cornerback Larry Brown winning Super Bowl MVP. But Brown's two interceptions proved to be the difference in the game, as the Cowboys beat Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XXX. Today, Reebok has been overtaken by Nike as official sponsor of the NFL, but back then, Reebok cleats (like the ones Brown wore) were fairly common in the league.


Super Bowl XXXI

Player: Desmond Howard
Positon: Kick Returner
Year: 1997
Team: Green Bay Packers
Cleat: Reebok Turf Shoes

Desmond Howard is a name that will always be remembered by loyal Packers fans, particularly for his heroics against New England in Super Bowl XXXI. In the game, Howard racked up 244 all-purpose yards, including a 99-yard kick return touchdown to propel Green Bay to a victory. Behind Staubach, Plunkett, and Allen, Howard became only the fourth player ever to win both the Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP.


Super Bowl XXXII

Player: Terrell Davis
Positon: Running Back
Year: 1998
Team: Denver Broncos
Cleat: Nike Zoom TD

The nickname "T.D." is much more than Terrell Davis' initials, it's also a nod to his nose for getting into the endzone. In Super Bowl XXXII, the All Pro running back for the Denver put up 157 yards and three touchdowns, as the Broncos shocked the Green Bay Packers at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. At the same time, Nike began a huge push in the NFL, as players quickly gravitated towards the Swoosh for their respective needs.


Super Bowl XXXIII

Player: John Elway
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 1999
Team: Denver Broncos
Cleat: Reebok Pro Football Cleats

Now the Executive VP of Football Operations for Denver, John Elway was a stud quarterback for the Broncos. Having won the championship the previous year, Elway returned to Super Bowl XXXIII with a swagger about himself. He had his way with the Atlanta defense, throwing for 336 yards and a score. Much like current Broncos QB Peyton Manning today, Elway seemed to love the classic Reebok look. And with the kind success he had in them, why not.


Super Bowl XXXIV

Player: Kurt Warner
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 2000
Team: St. Louis Rams
Cleat: Nike Turf Trainers

By the turn of the new millenium, it seemed like turf fields were talking over the league. Naturally, brands began to pay closer attention to players' needs when it came to playing on turf. As a result, the turf-specific footwear got bulkier and more durable, with high compound rubber outsoles for traction. In 2000, Kurt Warner put his Nike trainers to the test--a test that the shoes passed with flying colors if Warner's 414 passing yards and two touchdowns are any indication.


Super Bowl XXXV

Player: Ray Lewis
Positon: Linebacker
Year: 2001
Team: Baltimore Ravens
Cleat: Nike Alpha Cleats

An intimidating player such as Ray Lewis deserves to have an equally intimidating cleat to match. That's exactly what the legendary linebacker for the Super Bowl XLVII-bound Baltimore Ravens got back in 2001 in the form of special edition Nikes. Despite only having a handful of tackles the entire game, Lewis earned MVP honors for Super Bowl XXXV, as the Baltimore defense held New York to just seven points. The question now is, will he do it again this Sunday against San Francisco?


Super Bowl XXXVI

Player: Tom Brady
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 2002
Team: New England Patriots
Cleat: Nike Football Turf Shoes

Unless you're a Patriots fan, chances are you hate Tom Brady because he's so damn good at playing quarterback. It all started back in '02, when the then 24-year-old Brady won his first of three Super Bowl titles. Brady's stats were hardly impressive (145 yards and one touchdown) in Super Bowl XXXVI, however his timely playmaking abilities triumphed, as the Patriots narrowly edged St. Louis 20-17. Thus began the era of Tom Brady, his Nike turf shoes just happened to be along for the ride.


Super Bowl XXXVII

Player: Dexter Jackson
Positon: Safety
Year: 2003
Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cleat: Nike Speed TD

Outside of Super Bowl XXXVII, Dexter Jackson's NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was pretty mediocre. But on that one day, the day that mattered the most, Jackson came to play—and boy did he put on a show. His two first-half interceptions sealed the deal for the Bucs long before the Oakland Raiders knew what hit them. For the game, Jackson sported a much leaner Nike cleat built for speedy players.


Super Bowl XXXVIII

Player: Tom Brady
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 2004
Team: New England Patriots
Cleat: Nike Zoom Air Blade D

By 2004, Nike and the Patriots shared one thing in common: they each had a golden boy on their team, yes Tom Brady. Equipped with a pair of Nike Zoom Air Blade D cleats, Brady led his team to a thrilling Super Bowl XXXVIII victory over the Carolina Panthers. Brady finished the game with 354 passing yards and three touchdowns, picking up his second Super Bowl MVP award in the process.


Super Bowl XXXIX

Player: Deion Branch
Positon: Wide Receiver
Year: 2005
Team: New England Patriots
Cleat: Reebok NFL 4 Speed III

Patriots receiver Deion Branch was on the receiving end of some of those passes Brady threw in Super Bowl XXXVIII, but in the title game the following year, Branch really stepped it up. Laced up in his Reebok NFL 4 Speed III cleats, Branch burned the Philadelphia secondary for 11 catches and 133 yards—good enough to stop his quarterback from winning his third MVP.


Super Bowl XL

Player: Hines Ward
Positon: Wide Receiver
Year: 2006
Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Cleat: Nike Super Speed D

Long before Hines Ward won Dancing With the Stars, he was a two-time Super Bowl winner with the Pittsburgh Steelers. In Super Bowl XL (the first of the two), Ward's 123 receiving yards and a touchdown helped the Steelers defeat Seattle without much resistance. Ward's Nike Super Speed D cleats held up well on Detroit's Ford Field, as the Pro Bowl receiver danced his way to the end zone.


Super Bowl XLI

Player: Peyton Manning
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 2007
Team: Indianapolis Colts
Cleat: Reebok NFL Thorpe

A classy guy like Peyton Manning surely deserves a classy football cleat to boot (no pun intended). Peyton elected to go with a pair of all-black Reeboks for Super Bowl XLI. As a football fan, it was nice to see Manning finally get a Super Bowl ring. No. 18 made the most of his opportunity, grabbing MVP honors with his 247 passing yards and a touchdown.


Super Bowl XLII

Player: Eli Manning
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 2008
Team: New York Giants
Cleat: Reebok Football Cleats

2008 was Peyton's younger brother Eli's turn to cement himself as a Super Bowl winning QB. A year after his brother had done it, Eli led the New York Giants into battle against Brady and the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. Again like his brother, Eli also chose to go with a pair of all-black Reebok cleats for the big game, with a similar result. Eli won the game, and was named MVP thanks to a 255-yard, two touchdown performance.


Super Bowl XLIII

Player: Santonio Holmes
Positon: Wide Receiver
Year: 2009
Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Cleat: Reebok NFL Burner Speed

Whether he had both feet inbounds or not, the ruling on the field was a touchdown catch by Pittsburgh receiver Santonio Holmes in Super Bowl XLIII. In what was one of the most controversial plays in Super Bowl history, Holmes put up 131 receiving yards, along with that timely TD grab to propel the Steelers to their sixth Super Bowl in franchise history. Of course all of the credit has to go to Holmes' Reebok NFL Burner Speed cleats. Without them he probably would have been out of bounds.


Super Bowl XLIV

Player: Drew Brees
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 2010
Team: New Orleans Saints
Cleat: Nike Air LT 2.1

By 2010, a new era in football cleats had begun. The game was much more fast and physical then before, which meant players needed equipment that would hold its own. The football cleat, in particular, became lighter yet stronger, built for speed, speed, and speed some more. The Nike AIR LT 2.1s got a trip to the Super Bowl courtesy of New Orleans Saints' quarterback Drew Brees. He threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns, as the Saints won their first Super Bowl ever. Then of course, Bounty Gate happened.


Super Bowl XLV

Player: Aaron Rodgers
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 2011
Team: Green Bay Packers
Cleat: Nike Air Speed Nubby

When the Green Bay Packers made it back to the Super Bowl in 2011, NFL players had the liberty of lacing up in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite cleats, the most performance-heavy option of the time. Instead, Packers' star QB Aaron Rodgers went with an $80 pair of the Nike Air Speed Nubby--after all, the game was played at Cowboy Stadium in Dallas, which has a turf field. Rodgers went on to with MVP of the game, throwing for 304 yards and three touchdowns.


Super Bowl XLVI

Player: Eli Manning
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 2012
Team: New York Giants
Cleat: Reebok Football Cleats

Reebok may not have the liberty of being the official outfitter of the league anymore, but the brand still has Eli Manning on its side. Despite Nike having flooded the league with the Swoosh-branded cleats in recent years, the two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback for the Giants still prefers to go with a pair of classic Reebok football cleats. In Super Bowl XLVI, Eli put up nearly 300 passing yards and a score in his Reeboks, as the Giants won their second NFL title in five years.


Super Bowl XLVII (Updated: Feb 4, 2013)

Player: Joe Flacco
Positon: Quarterback
Year: 2013
Team: Baltimore Ravens
Cleat: Nike Lunar Super Bad Pro

(see post: SPOTTED: Joe Flacco Wins Super Bowl MVP in the Nike Lunar Super Bad Pro)

MalcolmSmithSuper Bowl XLVIII (Updated: Feb 3, 2014)

Player: Malcolm Smith
Positon: Linebacker
Year: 2014
Team: Seattle Seahawks
Cleat: Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4 TD

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