The NFL normally institutes strict rules on the kinds of cleats players can wear during games, but Week 13 will offer some creativity. The past couple years, the NFL has instituted something called My Cause, My Cleats, in which players can wear uniquely designed cleats to support a cause of their choice. The idea is to raise awareness for various causes, and then potentially auction off the cleats to raise money for said causes.
The San Francisco 49ers have players supporting a variety of noble causes. Among others, they include the USO, the NorCal Epilepsy Foundation, Silicon Valley FACES, and plenty of others. You can check out a photo gallery of some of the cleats at the 49ers website. Additionally, if you go the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats website, you can filter to the 49ers and see what each player has to say about them.
There are plenty of cool causes, but the most interesting might belong to Joshua Garnett. He is using his cleats to promote Kitty Packs. That is a non-profit working to provide sanitary items to women who cannot afford or cannot access them on their own. You can read more about it in this first person article he wrote.
Here is a list of some of the cleats, followed by some video unveiling the 49ers tweeted.
George Kittle, Trent Taylor: USO
Solomon Thomas: 10 Books A Home
Adrian Colbert: Silicon Valley FACES
Garrett Celek: 49ers Foundation & 49ers Youth Football
Kyle Nelson: JW House
Bradley Pinion: Convoy of Hope
Robbie Gould: Lurie Children Hospital
Jaquiski Tartt: NorCal Epilepsy Foundation
Dekoda Watson: Koda’s Kids Foundation
Dontae Johnson: Lucile Packard Foundation
Carlos Hyde: Humane Society Silicon Valley
Eli Harold: Pancreatic cancer awareness (General, 3 organizations: NPCF, Lustgarten, PanCan)
Eric Reid: Ubuntu Football
Joshua Garnett: Kitty Packs
Kyle Juszczyk: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
Pierre Garçon: Pierre Garçon Helping Hands Foundation
Raheem Mostert: Breast Cancer Research Foundation