Brian Robinson knows the perils of gun violence better than almost anyone, and he wants to put a spotlight on the senseless killing … the Commanders star will rock a sweet pair of custom cleats, with a very important message, this week against the Giants.
The 23-year-old running back, who was shot multiple times in August, copped his new spikes for the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” — an initiative where players bring awareness to organizations and nonprofits during Week 13.
TMZ Sports has learned Robinson reached out to artist Joe Castro to shine a light on the incident where he was shot twice during an attempted robbery.
A 17-year-old boy was arrested for his alleged role in the shooting.
Castro — whose client list includes NFL stars like Jaire Alexander and DeSean Jackson— tells us he and Robinson decided to go with a gun control theme.
The tan and orange Nike spikes feature two guns held up in the air with text reading “End Gun Violence”.
Castro says it took 2 hours to design … and he actually made two pairs. One for filming and one for the Commanders-Giants game.
Of course, the rookie RB made his return to the field (and NFL debut) in Week 5 … and since then, he’s scored 2 touchdowns, rushing for over 400 yards.