Washington Football Team running back J.D. McKissic is showin’ some California love on his newest pair of cleats … by honoring Tupac and Nipsey Hussle with an awesome design.
TMZ Sports has learned … that the 27-year-old NFLer wanted to pay tribute to the two rap legends on his Nike kicks … so he hit up California artist Joe Castro to make it happen.
Castro — who also did J.D.’s teammate Chase Young‘s cleats — came though with an incredibly detailed finished product … from Tupac’s nose ring to Nip’s famous “Prolific” tattoo.
Of course, that kinda detail takes a lot of time … and we’re told it required a total of 12 HOURS from start to finish.
BTW — Castro is also responsible for the incredible King Von cleat tribute for Chiefs WR Tajae Sharpe.
No word on whether J.D. will wear these cleats on the field … but keep an eye out!!