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What Brands the 10 Most Marketable Athletes Of 2016 Wear

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Champions and Olympians dominate the list of 2016’s most marketable athletes, who almost all rate high on awareness and likability. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Source: The 10 Most Marketable Athletes Of 2016

The top ranked athlete wears what brand? Before you click through I challenge you to write your top 5 athletes down just to see where your idea of marketability lies. I know I was pretty much wrong for the top 5. I only got 2 right and that’s stretching the truth a bit because I have seen the list I’m cheating. Seriously though it’s interesting that marketability overall is a lot different than those of us who are in the sneaker culture think would push more athletic products.

Marketability for sneakerheads automatically associates us to sports that we think shape footwear sales. That means if you’re like me you go straight to basketball and … well basketball. My top 5 looked like a signature shoe list and the funny thing is in the top 10 of the most marketable athletes only one person has a signature shoe.

Crazy right? Okay so if you feel like it, now that you’ve written your top 5 down, share them with me in the comment section and don’t lie. Now you can click through and check out the list. By the way if you don’t know the top ranked marketable athlete is a Nike endorser who was with Reebok for almost his entire career. Guess who? Use the source link to figure it out. I would not have guess this at all.

Oh here are the top ten athletic apparel endorsements by brand.

  1. Nike
  2. Under Armour
  3. Nike
  4. Nike
  5. Nike
  6. Nike
  7. Nike
  8. N/A
  9. N/A
  10. Under Armour

Very interesting right?