Friday, January 11, 2013

Photo: Von Miller set to unveil new shoes on Saturday

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller will be wearing some fresh kicks when his team takes the field against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC playoffs on Saturday.

Miller, heralded as one of the top pass rushers in the league, is hoping to use the playoffs as a marketing platform for a pair of specially-designed shoes. Adidas created the lightweight, all-white sneakers especially for the former Texas A&M standout, who some now refer to as "Vonnie Football" as a spinoff of Johnny Manziel's moniker as "Johnny Football". Manziel, of course, became the the first freshman in history to win the Heisman Trophy after leading the Aggies to a remarkable season.

"It's all about the shoes, man," Miller said, laughing at his overstatement that ignores his stunning combination of flexibility, speed and strength. "I'm not DRose or anything like that, but I got to get this shoe out there, having people see it. Get all the high school kids wearing it."

Miller is following in the footsteps of his favorite basketball player, Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose.

"I'm just trying to be a little DRose-ish," in reference to the shoes Adidas makes in Rose's honor.

The former No. 2 overall pick is hoping his new kicks will eventually branch out, namely his alma mater.

"Yeah, maybe get all the guys at A&M decked out in these," Miller said. "That would be cool."

I wonder what Manziel thinks about these shoes?

Via Yahoo! Sports.

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