Summer training is around the corner and your cleats from last year are looking pretty burnt out. If you're looking to stick with what you know, click through to catch up on updates and see what's new. Cleats like the Jordan Dominate Pro and the adidas CrazyQuick are borrowing technology off of the basketball court for quick cuts and aggressive plays, Under Armour continues to defy traditional builds with the Compfit ankle support, and Nike focuses on speed with an aerodynamic approach. For beginners or seasoned skill players, here are The 10 Best Football Cleats Available Now.
No. 10 - Jordan Dominate Pro TD
Best For: Players looking for a durable cleat to last them all season long.
Weight: 12.0 oz
If you’re the kind of guy that likes to be the first of your friends to have the latest of everything, this is the cleat for you. Jordan takes a futuristic approach by obliterating the traditional upper with a no sew stretch shroud that keeps the upper for your cleat hidden. Ideal traction on the field, this cleat is breathable for summer training, but will benefit you best come fall.
No. 9 - Under Armour Nitro Icon
Best For: Running Backs, Quarterbacks thanks to the super aggressive cleat plate that let’s you dig deep for quick plays.
Weight: 10.3 oz
Available in mid and low cut, the Nitro Icon is a great option for players looking to spend a little less (sub $100 price tag) and still scoring a great all-around cleat. Also a favorite of soccer players thanks to the seven stud TPU plate, this cleat excels on synthetic surfaces.
No. 8 - adidas Crazyquick Football Cleat
Best For: Players looking for a super fast, super light cleat.
Weight: 9.6 (Mid)
Crazyquick makes it to the football field for adidas’ latest release. Equipped with a Quickskin upper and a Techfit tongue, a lot of players say this cleat fits a bit on the narrow side. The outsole features circular and triangular studs for both forward motion speed and smooth lateral movements.
No. 7 - Nike Alpha Pro
Best For: Skill players looking for a cleat to accelerate through fast plays and quick sprints or first time players looking for a comfortable cleat.
Weight: 11.8 oz
Go a half size down when purchasing these cleats as they run a bit large. Players ready to run will love the Alpha Pro, which is equipped with a thin Phylon midsole for the same responsive feel as your favorite pair of runners. The likeness stops there, as the Pro, available in a low, mid and ¾ build, features a strong TPU plate for improved traction.
No. 6 - Under Armour Spine Brawler Mid MC
Best For: These come highly recommended for linemen or linebackers, as they provide great ankle support yet are super versatile.
Weight: 14.3 oz
The newest release from Under Armour makes the most of the compfit sleeve with a flashy print with shades to match. You’ll notice the UA Spine technology is employed to supply a Micro G midsole that is both structured and responsive for extra comfort, along with a MPZ padded tongue and a molded insole for a contoured fit.
No. 5 - adidas adiZero 5-Star 2.0
Best For: Skill players looking for a super lightweight build for summer.
Weight: 7.4 oz (Mid)
One of the lightest football cleats available today, the 5-Star 2.0 is a great option for players looking for a summer training cleat. Made with a synthetic lining to keep heel locked in place, great socks are a must with this shoe. TraXion studs benefit long distance sprints and quick plays thanks to multidirectional grip.
No. 4 - Under Armour UA Cam Highlight
Best For: Quarterbacks seeking extra ankle support without compromising speed.
Weight: 9.25 oz
Designed for the “quarterback of the future” according to Under Armour, the second-skin compfit sleeve is the first thing you’ll notice about the eye-catching Highlight cleat. Cam Newton’s signature cleat for the Baltimore brand is great for players looking for support during powerful, quick plays.
No. 3 - Nike Lunar Superbad Pro
Best For: Linebackers, linemen, and players seeking extra ankle support.
Weight: 12.4 oz
Easy to break in and true to size, the Superbad Pro was spotted on many NFL players last season. With a duel-density midsole, a 7 stud detachable Pebax plate, and a set of secondary teeth for better traction, the only major complaint about the Lunar Superbad Pro is the durability.
No. 2 - Under Armour UA Highlight MC
Best For: Great for all football positions, including the occasional baseball or soccer game, the Highlight comes highly recommended by a wide range of athletes.
Weight: 10.3 oz
Under Armour’s second edition of the Highlight (you can still find the original version, now named Highlight Lacrosse MC) delivers a lightweight feel with a completely locked-in fit for a snug, fast cleat.
No. 1 - Nike Vapor Carbon Fly 2 TD
Best For: Player with narrow feet, those seeking a super aerodynamic fit.
Weight: 10.4 oz
The second edition of the Vapor Carbon Fly features of your favorite Nike elements with a Flywire upper, Pebax-framed carbon fiber outsole, and a dual density sockliner with Zoom Air. Players without Nike fever will admit this is one of their favorite cleats, with props to the leather material and skin tight fit that is super comfortable to play in. Some suggest buying a half size up, while others argue the skin tight fit is the benefit of the Vapor Carbon Fly 2.