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Photos: Nebraska Players To Wear Custom Painted Adidas Cleats vs. Miami

Adidas is doing it up big for the Miami Hurricanes, one of the new programs that switched over from Nike this off-season. For Saturday's game against Nebraska, the 'Canes are wearing some custom painted, individualized cleats done by alumnus and designer SolesBySir. As it turns out, the Huskers are getting similar treatment when they head down to Miami for the game.

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Sports Illustrated has more on the cleats, designed by painter Dan Gamache, which feature palm trees to celebrate the 17 Orange Bowl appearances that the program has made. 

“Knowing the history behind the bowl games, it is a fun project to be a part of,” Gamache tells SI.com.

Seventeen Nebraska N logos fill the inner side of the cleat, all the same exact size and evenly distributed in “almost the same pattern as the stars on the American flag,” Gamache says. He envisions each N as his take on a helmet sticker, just for a cleat.

On the outside of the cleat, an artistic palm tree shadows a larger N logo. “The return back to Miami,” Gamache says, “it is a big deal.” In order to ensure there was no confusion that the foliage was a palm tree (not a marijuana leaf), Gamache downsized the N slightly to accent the tree’s trunk.

“Nebraska has their history and what they are know for is a tough team, an old-school team, the Tom Osborne team,” Gamache says. “The challenge was to do something artistic and keep to the roots of Nebraska.”

The cleats look pretty sharp. We're sure the seven Floridian players on the Huskers roster will really appreciate the chance to play in their home state, and these sweet kicks as well.

[Sports Illustrated]