Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Morten Andersen's $5000 Shoe

By John Turney
Art credit: Merv Corning
In 1991 Morten Andersen spent $5,000 of his own money in the development of a kicking shoe which he wore beginning that season. It was also the year he hit a 60-yard field goal which was, at the time, five yards farther than his previous best.

Was it the shoe?

Andersen said the shoe felt great but that it was just a tool—that you needed skill and some luck to make one from 60.

Here are some shots of the shoe—

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