Julio Jones had Under Armour make him custom cleats
According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Julio Jones has his explosiveness back after suffering a broken foot last season and having surgery performed shortly thereafter.
Jones is still limited during training camp but should be 100% by the season opener against the New Orleans Saints. He is practicing one day and then sitting the next. Before Julio was hurt in Week 5 he had already caught 41 passes for 580 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Julio Jones is not only just rehabbing from surgery but taking preventative measures to try to prevent future injuries to his feet. He spoke to Ledbetter about his new custom built pair of cleats.
Under Armour built me a cleat from the ground up. It’s working good for me. They made it wider. There’s a steel shank the bottom as well. They made a great cleat for me.
Julio hasn’t lost much speed, as he caught a 40-yard pass from Matt Ryan with cornerback Desmond Trufant in tight coverage on a fly down the left sideline. The Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith added this, “I was very excited to see Matt and Julio hook up on some long balls.”
This isn’t the first foot surgery that Julio Jones has had either, his first one came in February of 2011 after discovering a stress fracture during the scouting combine. Hopefully for Falcons fans, Julio’s new cleats will protect his feet enough not to have any more injuries during his career.
Sports-Kings Down and Distance Lead Columnist Kyle Pierce @kylepierce28