Skittles sneakers give Marshawn Lynch his powers

Dec 26, 2011, 10:33 AM | Updated: 11:43 am

By Michael Simeona

Skittles ShoesBefore Saturday, nobody had scored a touchdown or rushed for over 100 yards on the San Francisco 49ers defense all season. But, the 49ers had yet to face Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch while fueled by Skittles.

Lynch ended the 49ers’ 36-game streak without allowing a 100-yard rusher after gaining 107 yards and a touchdown during the Seahawks’ 19-17 loss on Saturday.

While his fascination with eating Skittles during a game has been well-documented, Lynch unveiled the first-ever pair of Skittles shoes during Saturday’s game. Nike introduced a pair of Skittles colorway ‘Talons for Lynch’ on Twitter before Saturday’s game, with the patented Skittles design on the side of each shoe.

Needless to say, ‘Beast Mode’ was fueled by Skittles both in the stomach and on the feet.

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