The inspiration for the Madden 11 Trainer was taken directly from the football. Brown pebbled leather, nubuck and synthetic materials were used for a majority of the upper, while white accents can be found along the inner liner, Swoosh border, laces, and midsole.
Though the look of the shoe is mostly inspired by the pigskin itself, there are also several storytelling elements in its design, including a salute to the reigning Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints. The EA Sports badge is placed front and center on the tongue of the shoe, while Madden 11 is lasered into the forefoot strap. Lasered into the heel of each shoe is an actual diagram of a touchdown-scoring play from Super Bowl XLIV. Additionally, the pre-game chant that Drew leads the Saints in before every game is sublimated on the sock liner top cloth.