words // Brandon Richard
Pressure is defined as the force exerted on an object or the feeling of stressful urgency. The former applies to the diamond, formed with heat and pressure deep in the Earth's mantle. In sports, the latter applies to high-profile stars like Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, who faces astronomical expectations as the face of a proud franchise.
Thus far, Griffin has lived up to those expectations. His cannon of an arm and dynamic speed has the Redskins in the playoff conversation. Tonight, he'll take the big stage of Monday Night Football against the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants. Pressure? RG3 knows it, and that's captured on his newest "Inspire Collection" adidas Team Speed Crew Sock release.
Previewed here last month, the "No Pressure, No Diamonds" socks come in a Redskins-inspired Cardinal and Collegiate Gold colorway, as well as a pair styled in bright green and black. Socks feature FORMOTION technology for natural motion and CLIMALITE fabric for moisture control.
At $20 a pair, you can pick up RG3's "No Pressure, No Diamonds" Team Speed Crew Socks at adidas.com.