NFL Watch: Breast Cancer Awareness 2014

words // Brandon Richard

Each year, the NFL observes Breast Cancer Awareness throughout the month October. In 2009, the league also launched A Crucial Catch, a campaign that supports the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer screening and education initiatives through fundraising and community efforts. Since instituted, the program has raised approximately $7 million for the ACS, with majority of the contribution coming from the sale of pink items at retail and the NFL auction website.

Among said items are the pink cleats and performance gear players are permitted to wear during Breast Cancer Awareness. Today's special edition of NFL Sole Watch highlights some of the best pink cleats that hit the field during Week 5. Scroll through the gallery below and look for some of the cleats to hit nflauction.nfl.com in the coming weeks.

 

Dwight Freeney wearing Air Jordan VI 6 Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Cleats (1)

Dwight Freeney wearing Air Jordan VI 6 Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Cleats (2)

Dwight Freeney -- Air Jordan 6

 

Brandon Flowers wearing Nike Vapor Carbon 2014 Elite

Brandon Flowers -- Nike Vapor Carbon 2014 Elite

 

Demaryius Thomas wearing Nike Lunar Superbad Pro Low Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Cleats

Demaryius Thomas -- Nike Lunar Superbad Pro Low

 

Von Miller wearing adidas Crazyquick Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Cleats

Von Miller -- adidas Crazyquick

 

Michael Crabtree wearing Air Jordan VI 6 Cleats with Pink Laces for Breast Cancer Awareness

Michael Crabtree -- Air Jordan 6

 

Antoine Bethea wearing Nike Huarache 4 Custom for Breast Cancer Awareness

Antoine Bethea -- Nike Huarache 4 Custom

 

Ndamukong Suh wearing Nike Huarache 4 Beast Cancer Awareness Pink PE Cleats

Ndamukong Suh -- Nike Huarache 4 PE

 

Pierre Thomas wearing Nike Alpha Pro Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Cleats

Pierre Thomas -- Nike Alpha Pro

 

Denard Robinson wearing adidas Crazyquick Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Cleats

Denard 'Shoelace' Robinson -- adidas Crazyquick

 

Andre Johnson wearing Air Jordan VI 6 Breast Cancer Awareness Pink (1)

Andre Johnson wearing Air Jordan VI 6 Breast Cancer Awareness Pink (2)

Andre Johnson -- Air Jordan 6

 

Arian Foster wearing Under Armour Nitro Icon Mid Breast Cancer Awareness Pink

Arian Foster -- Under Armour Nitro Icon Mid

 

Dez Bryant wearing Air Jordan VI 6 Low Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Cleats (1)

Dez Bryant wearing Air Jordan VI 6 Low Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Cleats (2)

Dez Bryant -- Air Jordan 6 Low

 

Cam Newton wearing Under Armour Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Cleats

Cam Newton -- Under Armour

 

Steven Ridley wearing Under Armour Highlight MC Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Cleats

Stevan Ridley -- Under Armour Highlight MC

 

Russell Wilson wearing Nike Lunar Superbad Pro Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Cleats

Russell Wilson -- Nike Lunar Superbad Pro

 

images via Ron Chenoy (Broncos), Chuck Cook (P. Thomas), Kelley L. Cox (Bethea), Matthew Emmons (Cowboys, Texans), Kirby Lee (49ers), Brad Mills (Wilson), Stew Milne (Ridley), Jake Roth (Freeney), Frank Zombo (Crabtree) for USA Today Sports; Joe Sargent (Suh) for Yahoo