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Adidas releases Robert Griffin III signature training shoe

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III released a burgundy and gold cleat for the people of D.C. and the DMV last month. Griffin’s first signature training shoe, the RG3 Energy Boost from Adidas, dropped Monday and is dedicated to a much wider audience.

Via Griffin’s Instagram:

Steady working but wow… What a day people… Dream Come True for a small town kid with big dreams. Don’t let anyone say you can’t go somewhere in life no matter where you grow up. If you are willing to work for it, you can achieve it. No one said it would be easy. But with a lot of perseverance, a lot of support & a lot of focus your biggest dreams can come true. For the millions of boys and girls with dreams and those who have help them towards those dreams….#ThisIsForUs Shoe is now available Many more Dreams to accomplish. Just as every day, I encourage you to #GoCatchYourDream

The shoe — zebra-y, no? — is $140 and features something called full length Boost cushioning. As a colleague mentioned, Griffin’s kicks are reminiscent of Shaquille O’Neal shoes from 1995 and Frank Thomas’ ‘Big Hurt’ sneakers from the following year.

Griffin was wearing the shoes at Saturday’s Nationals game.

Scott Allen writes about all things D.C. sports. Follow him on Twitter @ScottSAllen or e-mail him if you’ve got a tip to share.



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