By Randy Lange
Jets fans may not recognize RB Bernard Pierce on sight yet, but for those who attend training camp practices today, Sunday or during August at the Atlantic Health Training Center, you will know him when you see him run.
Pierce is the Jet in the gold football shoes.
"I always wanted to wear them but just because of certain rules and restrictions, I couldn't," said Pierce, who couldn't lace them up for Ravens practices from 2012-14. "It's just me. I'm not trying to be above myself or be that individual that's different. But it makes me feel good. Feel good, play good, man."
He knows that just like Marshawn Lynch, he won't be allowed to wear them during games because gold is not among the Jets' league-approved shoe colors. But Jacksonville was OK with his practice footwear last year, as are Todd Bowles and the Jets this summer.