Shawne Merriman spent eight NFL seasons with the San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills terrorizing quarterbacks and celebrating with his "Lights Out" sack dance. But now the former football star is focused on competing in the sneaker industry.
The linebacker started his Lights Out athletic apparel brand in 2007 during his Chargers days and will deliver the label's first sneakers as early as July. The line will consist of training models that Merriman said will help boost the performance of the wearer in the gym.
Its entry into footwear will consist 0f four styles, led by The Taker and The Streak, which are executed with knit uppers and the brand's proprietary Lights Out Energy foam technology. (Merriman explained the tech is designed to reduce the impact your knees and joints feel during training.)