There will be many pairs of cleats worn by NFL players over the next week during the My Cause My Cleats initiative that will be sold for charity through NFL Auctions.
But not all of them.
Goldin Auctions has partnered with Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson to offer his colorful custom-painted cleats worn in Sunday’s game with the Indianapolis Colts. Watson planned to sign them after the game.
All of the proceeds will benefit The Deshaun Watson Foundation which is focused on a variety of education, health, housing and other charitable causes supporting families and young people in underserved communities.
Watson told Texans Insider, “We wanted to do something for the community. Inspire young, bright kids to have a bright future and give them passion and confidence to be able to fulfill their dreams and whatever they want to accomplish.”
Bidding was at $2,500 as of early Sunday.
The cleats were designed by artist King Saladeen and the auction lot also includes a pair of custom designed Beats Headphones. The auction is in partnership with Bleecker Trading.
The high-top Nike cleats have a colorful pattern with splashes of yellow, blue, red, green with white laces and molded hard rubber spikes. The Nike swoosh is in black on both sides, with Watson’s number “4” in blue on the top of the right shoe and “SALADEEN” in black surrounding the top of the left shoe. The tongue straps have “ALPHA” in black.
The auction for the shoes is part of Session 1 in a two night close of more than 2,1000 items being offered by Goldin Auctions.