Looking Back On Stefon Diggs' Future "DS2" Cleats That Propelled Him to Minneapolis Miracle
Updated: Oct 8, 2020
Today marks the five-year anniversary of Future's "DS2" album ("Dirty Sprite 2" for those who don't know).
The Atlanta trapstar released the 18-track masterpiece on July 17, 2015 with hit songs "Where Ya At?" featuring Drake, "F*ck Up Some Commas" and the classic introduction "Thought It Was a Drought." Is there a more striking opening line for an album than Future declaring what he did with your girl in some Gucci flip flops??
To honor the greatness that is "DS2," Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs wore special cleats during the Minneapolis Miracle. In a Divisional Round game of the 2017 Playoffs against the New Orleans Saints, it was 3rd and 10 for the Vikings with 10 seconds left in the game when quarterback Case Keenum found Diggs down the sideline. Diggs made a leaping catch over Saints' rookie defensive back Marcus Williams, stumbled around and trotted the remaining 30 yards into the end zone to propel the Vikings into the NFC Championship game.
Diggs' white Nike cleats featured a purple hazy design reminiscent of the "DS2" album cover along with the project's name and songs "Colossal" and "Stick Talk" written on the sides. They were designed by an artist named Mache, who is widely known for his work with athletes.
The shoes were given to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the spring of 2018 so that the Minneapolis Miracle — and Future's "DS2" — would live on in sports lore.