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The year 2016 will be remembered for many things, but one of them is the explosion of over-the-top custom cleats.

Baseball players, led by the Cubs’ Javy Baez, embraced crazy cleats during the postseason, but football players have taken it to the next level. They’ve worn custom cleats to celebrate Halloween and Veterans Day, to raise awareness for good causes, to celebrate a Super Bowl ring and to honor a fallen friend or celebrity,

So naturally NFL players were going to go crazy for Christmas. The NFL has strict rules for what footwear is acceptable during games, but in warmups anything goes.

The New York Giants got this started Thursday night, with Odell Beckham wearing… a lot of cleats.

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