Ah, thank you, Darren Rovell. But, um, seriously, what was with those shoes? True to form, the Internet had plenty of ideas.
One enterprising sports writer even saw a chance for a particularly profound think-piece in the reactions to Newton’s kicks.
However, it appeared that many reactions were a bit off-target, based on a murky photo of the shoes. Another shot revealed a delightfully multicolored pattern, reminiscent of the Easter-themed sneakers some NBA players wore last spring.
Of course, it wouldn’t do to give short shrift to the rest of Newton’s ensemble. Folks had a field day with that, as well.