Vikings WR Stefon Diggs sports Starbucks cleats vs. Seahawks
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs really likes Starbucks. As part of a deal with the Player’s Association, the NFL relaxes its uniform rules during Week 14 of the regular season and allows players to customize their cleats for their annual My Cause My Cleats event.
During their Monday night game against the Seattle Seahawks, Diggs wore white and green Adidas cleats with the coffee brand’s logo on the side.
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Starbucks was founded in Seattle in 1971 and has since expanded to 28,218 locations worldwide as of 2018, according to the company itself.
This isn’t the first time that Diggs has worn Starbucks-themed cleats. During the 2017 preseason, Diggs wore another pair of similar cleats when the Vikings visited Seattle last. These cleats were designed to have a brown band mimicking the brand’s signature sleeves used to prevent burns. Before the game Diggs tweeted, “My love for Starbucks is a 4ever thing…”
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During this past September, Diggs was spotted wearing a custom chain designed to look Starbucks’ logo. TMZ reported that the piece of jewelry was estimated to cost about $15,000.
Diggs’ teammate and fellow wide receiver Adam Thielen wore his own coffee cleats. But he chose to recognize Caribou Coffee, a brand founded in Minnesota in 1992.
The Vikings have struggled this year. Last season they lost in the NFC championship game to the eventual Super Bowl champs, the Philadelphia Eagles. This year they’re 6-6-1 after their loss to the Seahawks.
Diggs, however, is on pace for a career year in this his fourth season. Through 13 games, the former fifth-round pick has 88 receptions for 915 yards and six touchdowns.