Brees cleats

Drew Brees holding his custom USO appreciation cleats (screenshot via USAA video). 

Fancy footwear? The NFL is ready to show off some of its best — and all for a good cause. 

This year, Drew Brees is joining in for the second annual 'My Cause My Cleats' campaign. His cause? Military appreciation. Brees' cleats are mostly green and blue, one with several references to World War II in Japan, and the word "Marines" emblazoned in the inside half. The other says "Army" with a USO stamp near the toe.

Brees said he was inspired to wear the cleats by his grandfathers, both of whom served during WWII.

The cleat extravaganza began in Week 13 of 2016, in which the NFL allowed players to wear custom cleats with all the proceeds therein going to a charity of the players' choosing. 

Click here to see some of the other interesting cleats being showcased around the league this week. Fellow Saints players Kenny Vaccaro, Cameron Jordan, Ken Crawley, Michael Hoomanawanui and P.J. Williams all have their causes lifted on

Below are four videos that detail the story behind the Saints quarterback's new kicks.

Video 1: Brees visits the National WWII Museum, getting a close-up look at the exhibit depicting where both of his grandfathers fought: 

Video 2: Brees discusses his inspiration for supporting the USO with his cleats:

Video 3: Cleat artist Marcus Rivero, also known by the title "Soles by Sir", shows the process behind designing the special cleats: 

Video 4: Brees unboxes his cleats for Sunday's game vs. the Carolina Panthers: