Since taking over for the unreliable Billy Cundiff, Redskins kicker Kai Forbath has been a perfect 9-for-9 on field goal attempts, a franchise record.
His secret? Self-sacrifice.
As Forbath explained in an interview with Sports Evolution Radio, he wears a kicking cleat three times smaller than his regular shoe (size 10.5).
“I go through a little process with it,” he said, via the Washington Post. “We have this shoe oven. I think it’s initially made for hockey skates. You put the shoe in the oven for about 10 minutes, take it out, put it on real quick while it’s still burning hot. And I have to jam my foot in and wear it around for about 10 minutes. I do it again the next day. And then I kick in it for about 10 minutes a day for two weeks until it’s finally somewhat comfortable. So it’s about a two week process to break in each shoe.”
Forbath, who typically goes through three shoes per season, detailed how uncomfortable game days can be.
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