by Brandon Richard

When rounding up photos for NFL Sole Watch, we've taken notice of a growing trend around the league — custom cleats are taking over the field.

While NBA players are able to express themselves with a variety of models, colorways and exclusives throughout the season, NFL stars have limited options as far as new models and colors are concerned. Taking matters into their own hands, they're reaching out to some of the top sneaker customizers in the game to help them stand out on Sundays.

Players like Steve Smith, Desean Jackson, Arian Foster, Michael Crabtree and Terrell Suggs are getting work done by the likes of Soles by Sir, Mache, Kickasso, Recon, Dez Customz and Kreative. Some are even getting new pairs done on a weekly basis.

To give you a feel for how strong of a presence custom cleats are developing on the field, we've put together a gallery of some of the best pairs spotted through Week 6. Scroll through and let us know who you think is getting the best work done.

 

Steve Smith wearing Under Armour Nitro Icon Mid for Domestic Violence Awareness by Kreative Custom Kicks (2)

Steve Smith wearing Under Armour Nitro Icon Mid for Domestic Violence Awareness by Kreative Custom Kicks (1)

Steve Smith -- Under Armour Nitro Icon Mid for Domestic Violence Awareness by Kreative Custom Kicks

 

Steve Smith wearing Under Armour Nitro Icon Ravens by Dez Customz (2)

Steve Smith wearing Under Armour Nitro Icon Ravens by Dez Customz (1)

Steve Smith -- Under Armour Nitro Icon Mid by Dez Customz

 

DeSean Jackson wearing Nike Huarache 4 Breast Cancer Awareness by Dez Customz (2)

DeSean Jackson wearing Nike Huarache 4 Breast Cancer Awareness by Dez Customz (1)

Desean Jackson -- Nike Huarache 4 Breast Cancer Awareness by Dez Customz

 

Mohamed Sanu wearing Nike Alpha Pro Mid by Dez Customs (2)

Mohamed Sanu wearing Nike Alpha Pro Mid by Dez Customs (1)

Mohamed Sanu -- Nike Alpha Pro Mid by Dez Customz

 

Torrey Smith wearing Under Armour Blur Phantom Ravens by Dez Customz (2)

Torrey Smith wearing Under Armour Blur Phantom Ravens by Dez Customz (1)

Torrey Smith -- Under Armour Blur Phantom by Dez Customz

 

Terrell Suggs wearing Nike Vapor Pro Mid Ravens Galaxy by Dez Customz (2)

Terrell Suggs wearing Nike Vapor Pro Mid Ravens Galaxy by Dez Customz (1)

Terrell Suggs -- Nike Vapor Pro Mid 'Galaxy' by Dez Customz

 

Terrell Suggs wearing Air Jordan XII 12 Ravens by Soles by Sir (2)

Terrell Suggs wearing Air Jordan XII 12 Ravens by Soles by Sir (1)

Terrell Suggs -- Air Jordan 12 by Soles by Sir

 

Arian Foster wearing Under Armour Nitro Icon Low Pink by Kickasso (2)

Arian Foster wearing Under Armour Nitro Icon Low Pink by Kickasso (1)

Arian Foster -- Under Armour Nitro Icon Low 'BCA' by Kickasso

 

Arian Foster wearing Under Armour Nitro Icon Low BCA Blue by Kickasso (2)

Arian Foster wearing Under Armour Nitro Icon Low BCA Blue by Kickasso (1)

Arian Foster -- Under Armour Nitro Icon Low 'BCA' by Kickasso

 

Michael Crabtree wearing Air Jordan VI 6 Dallas by Recon (2)

Michael Crabtree wearing Air Jordan VI 6 Dallas by Recon (1)

Michael Crabtree -- Air Jordan 6 'Dallas' by Recon

 

Will Davis wearing Nike Mercurial Superfly Dolphins by Soles by Sir (2)

Will Davis wearing Nike Mercurial Superfly Dolphins by Soles by Sir (1)

Will Davis -- Nike Mercurial Superfly by Soles by Sir

 

Louis Delmas wearing Nike Magista Dolphins by Soles by Sir (2)

Louis Delmas wearing Nike Magista Dolphins by Soles by Sir (1)

Louis Delmas -- Nike Magista by Soles by Sir

 

Cortland Finnegan wearing Nike Mercurial Superfly Dolphins by Soles by Sir (2)

Cortland Finnegan wearing Nike Mercurial Superfly Dolphins by Soles by Sir (1)

Cortland Finnegan -- Nike Mercurial Superfly by Soles by Sir

 

Air Jordan XII 12 Saints for Jonathan Goodwin by Soles by Sir (2)

Air Jordan XII 12 Saints for Jonathan Goodwin by Soles by Sir (1)

Jonathan Goodwin -- Air Jordan 12 by Soles by Sir

 

Tyrann Mathieu wearing Air Jordan XII 12 by Soles by Sir (2)

Tyrann Mathieu wearing Air Jordan XII 12 by Soles by Sir (1)

Tyrann Mathieu -- Air Jordan 12 by Soles by Sir

 

Antoine Bethea wearing Nike Huarache 4 BCA by Soles by Sir (2)

Antoine Bethea wearing Nike Huarache 4 BCA by Soles by Sir (1)

Antoine Bethea -- Nike Huarache 4 'BCA' by Soles by Sir

 

Rahim Moore wearing Air Jordan VI 6 Broncos by Soles by Sir (2)

Rahim Moore wearing Air Jordan VI 6 Broncos by Soles by Sir (1)

Rahim Moore -- Air Jordan 6 by Soles by Sir