In the NFL, weeks 13 and 14 are “My Cause, My Cleats” weeks. During these weeks, players are able to wear custom cleats to support whatever cause they choose.
For this season, Patrick Mahomes has chosen to support his foundation, 15 and the Mahomies. Mahomes established this foundation in 2019 and it has been dedicated to improving the lives of children. Mahomes wants kids to “have the same opportunities that I got when I grew up”. The foundation “supports initiatives that focus on health, wellness, communities in need of resources and other charitable causes.” This year, Mahomes has decided to use the campaign to highlight his “Read for 15” initiative. This program encourages kids to read for 15 minutes a day for 15 weeks.
The cleats are mostly white but have some really cool details. Throughout the white upper, there are small clocks with the minute hand at the 15 minute mark. These cleats also say “Read for 15” on the side of the heel and “15 and the Mahomies” on the rear pull tab.