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Long Island's Anthony DeLucia Pursues His Dream Of Creating Custom Cleats For New York Mets, Yankees

October 13, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Anthony DeLucia custom paints cleats in all colors, designs and logos, and he got a break when pro-athlete New York Met Pete Alonso wore DeLucia's shoes at the All-Star Game.

“I think it’s super important, pandemic or not, for people to focus on their dreams,” 23-year-old Anthony DeLucia said.

“It might be a little corny for me to be showing you these text messages, but to me, it’s something that I’m super proud of,” DeLucia said, showing CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan his personal text messages from the superstars.

Anthony DeLucia, of Long Island, has custom painted cleats for the Mets and the Yankees.

DeLucia custom paints cleats in all colors, designs and logos, and he got a break when pro-athlete New York Met Pete Alonso wore DeLucia’s shoes at the All-Star Game.

“Pete Alonso in the Home Run Derby last year actually won the entire contest in a pair of customs that I got to make,” said DeLucia.

DeLucia estimates he’s painted over 1,000 pairs of cleats and sneakers.

On average it takes about, I’d say like six to seven hours per pair,” said DeLucia.

He’s 6’8″, 280 pounds,” said DeLucia.

“This is a size 17,” said DeLucia

The New York Mets wore custom cleats painted by Anthony DeLucia for 9/11 ceremonies in 2019.

His raw feelings spilled over when the New York Mets all wore his custom cleats during the 9/11 ceremonies in 2019.

“That was 39 pairs of cleats … To see their emotions and their gratitude for the cleats, absolutely incredible,” said DeLucia.

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