In the midst of a public dispute between Ye and adidas, the creative visionary revealed never-before-seen YEEZY Cleats designed for his son, Saint West. Ye also posted a video on Instagram revealing that a cleat for Donda Sports athlete Aaron Donald is in the works as well. Donald is a three-time Defensive Player of the Year and helped the Los Angeles Rams to secure a Super Bowl Championship Title earlier this year.
As the first of its kind for YEEZY, the cleat is still in the design process and has yet to be seen. Donald took to Instagram to comment on the cleat saying, “I need a little bit more – if it’s a soft material, I got wide feet, big feet. I want to be able to have my foot in there for all the cutting and stuff so it won’t be all over the place. Something with a material that’s a little thicker. I’m in the trenches so if I’m getting stepped on and stuff like that, gotta be wider for my feet because my toe problems and stuff like that. Just gotta be durable, something that could last.”
Saint’s custom cleats might give us a look as to what Donald’s could be. Saint’s cleats appear to be made with neoprene and feature molded linework for a modern aesthetic. The dynamic details and sleek all-black upper give the cleats a ninja-like feel.
This isn’t Ye’s first attempt at cleats as he debuted the Yeezy 750 Cleat “Black” and Yeezy 750 Cleat “Grey” in 2016. DeAndre Hopkins also infamously wore the YEEZY 350 Cleat “Turtle Dove” in 2016, causing the former Houston Texans athlete to be fined $6,000. The cleats were then banned from the NFL since they didn’t have a “solid base color,” which is a violation against uniform policies.
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With the confirmation that YEEZY Cleats are coming soon, it seems that Ye is determined to get back into the gridiron and further expand Donda Sports. Aaron Donald signed with Donda Sports in May, making him the first active athlete. This agreement followed the announcement that Antonio Brown would become President of Donda Sports, which is still in place as far as anyone can tell.