PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith has signed a shoe deal with Endstate, a Massachusetts sneaker brand. He'll be debuting his first signature model this week. The sneakers will feature a honeycomb design on the tip of the foot, while the drops on the ankles refer to his style off the field. Each pair will cost $250, including NFT (near-field communication) chips. This enables fans to wear the sneakers at special events like a Philadelphia Eagles watch party.
The sneakers will be available for sale until they sell out. The sneakers are available in Kelly green (the color of the Birds), Gold (his favorite color), and Pink (his pre-game attack color). The sneaker line is being created by Endstate co-founders Bennett Collen and Stephanie Howard. Endstate is a company that aims to apply blockchain technology to streetwear culture.
Smith is a huge talent on the field and has been compared to Alex Smith on several occasions. He's had an impressive rookie season but had a slow start to the season. He's still within sight of his first 1,000-yard season. On Sunday, Smith racked 169 yards on eight catches, setting career highs. In addition, he scored a crucial touchdown in the final seconds of the first half. He did this by leaping up to catch a ball from a defender.