Special Edition Air Jordan X Cleats for the Madden NFL 99 Club
See the AJX cleats made for Michael Thomas and Stephon Gilmore.
Getting the opportunity to see yourself come to life on the iconic Madden NFL videogame without using the Create a Player feature is something only a handful of people get to experience. Approximately 1696 players per season. Within that group, there is an even smaller collection of players who get inducted into the famed Madden 99 Club. Representing the highest rating possible in the game, these players are the best of the best at their craft. For Madden NFL 21, only five players earned a 99 rating. Of those five, two represent the Jumpman family.
To celebrate Michael Thomas and Stephon Gilmore, a special pair of gold Air Jordan X cleats were made for each player.
For Michael Thomas, aka @cantguardmike, his record setting 2019 season foreshadowed his eventual rating. Last season, Thomas was named Offensive Player of the Year, lead the league in receiving yards, earned First-team All-Pro Honors for the second time, lead the league in receptions for the second time and was selected to the Pro Bowl for the third time. If that wasn’t enough, Thomas set the single-season receptions record with 149 catches, set the record for most receiving yards during a player’s first four seasons in NFL history (5,512) and recorded the most receptions in a two-season span in NFL history with 274 in 2018 and 2019.
Stephon Gilmore is the newest NFL member of the Jumpman family but has been representing greatness on the field his entire career. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year earned that title by leading the league in interceptions (tied at 6), passes defensed (20) and limiting passer ratings to just 32.8 when thrown to his coverage. Additionally, Gilmore earned First-team All-Pro honors for the second time and was selected to the Pro Bowl for the third time.
The Madden 99 Club Air Jordan X cleats were made exclusively for Michael Thomas and Stephon Gilmore and will not release at retail.