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Berry and Spiller cut up a competitor's cleat to prove a point

With the 2010 football season nearing ever closer, many a young man's thoughts turn to ... shoe endorsements. That's the case for two rookies — Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry(notes) and Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller(notes) — who recently shot a commercial for the new adidas adiZero Scorch cleat, which both players endorse. The premise of the commercial is that, at 8.6 ounces, the Scorch is the lightest cleat ever made, and what could you put on a scale that the Scorch would outweigh?

An energy drink? Nope.

A football? Try again.

A competitor's cleat? Nada.

A competitor's cleat with about half the shoe cut away? Still no dice. Dr. Berry made with the surgery, but even the post-dissection competitor's cleat outweighs the Scorch.

Now, there's more to a cleat than weight — feel and reinforcement are also key factors for players — but the light weight of the cleat is pretty impressive. We wanted to show you this as thanks to adidas for setting us up with recent Berry and Spiller interviews, which you can check out here if you missed them.

Eric Berry | Part 1 | Part 2

C.J. Spiller | Part 1 | Part 2

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