Wes Welker's pink footwear

Mike Reiss/ESPN Boston

The pink cleats Wes Welker plans to wear Sunday vs. Oakland.FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Much like a baseball player who breaks in a new mitt, Patriots receiver Wes Welker spent about 10 minutes in front of his locker today with new footwear he plans to wear in Sunday's game against the Raiders.

As part of the NFL's Breast Cancer Awareness push, Welker is one of several players who will wear pink footwear.

He gave the go-ahead to snap a photo of his footwear (see accompanying photo).

Welker talked about how breaking in new footwear is one of his least favorite parts of the job. He changes his footwear every game or so.

Along the lines of footing, Welker was asked about the field conditions in Oakland, where Bill Belichick said earlier this week that the Patriots were informed the infield dirt would be re-sodded.

"From my understanding, they re-sodded the whole field, not just the infield," Welker said. "It should be pretty consistent."