Legendary San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice, aka the G.O.A.T., was honored recently by Nike with a special edition tribute shoe. Nike launched the Free Trainer 5.0 NRG kicks on 4/9, which only seems fitting seeing that he played the majority of his career for the 49ers.
Over 20 seasons in the NFL, no player embodied the evolution of training quite like Jerry Rice. From his famous workouts in the hills of San Francisco to his punishing gym regimen, Rice pushed his own boundaries so he could push the game’s boundaries every Sunday. His commitment to constant improvement produced the most receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns in NFL history. His drive is the spirit behind the Nike Free Trainer 5.0 NRG inspired by Jerry Rice.
The shoes feature a slick pattern of red, gold and white, with “RICE” printed across each tongue. The insoles outline Rice’s accomplishments while playing in the NFL, as well as parts of his training regimen.
Following are a few more looks at the Hall of Famers shoes.