These Cleats Made Our 36-Year-Old Editor Run Faster Than Tom Brady

Our editor runs the 40-Yard-Dash wearing adidas adizero 5-Star 40 cleats—and surprises himself.

The editor in his getup for testing adidas adizero 5-Star 40 cleats.

I was about to run a 40-Yard Dash—something I hadn't done since high school. I was doing it to test those fancy new cleats on my feet, adidas's "Uncaged Demon" adizero 5-Star 40.

The fingers of my right hand were pressed deep into the blue astroturf beneath me. My left hand was raised to my side—"in the hip pocket"—as STACK's performance director Andy Haley, had instructed. I felt like I was about to fall face-first onto the turf below.

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