You may be able to name every signature basketball sneaker on the court, but how do you hold up matching player-to-cleat on the football field? From
No. 10 - Under Armour Cam Highlight
Team: Carolina Panthers
Athlete: Cam Newton
Under Armour has struck gold with their signing of Cam Newton. After a sensational rookie campaign, Under Armour rewarded Cam Newton with his very own Player Exclusive shoe, the UA Cam Highlight. While the Heisman Trophy winner from his days at Auburn rips open his chest for his signature "Superman" touchdown celebration, all eyes will be fixated on Newton's fresh pair of cleats. The latest football cleat from Under Armour is high-cut and ultra-light. This is a part of its CompFit construction, allowing for extreme comfort while on the field as well as an added boost of speed. While only Newton is taking the field with the UA Cam Highlight's on his feet as of now, they are scheduled to hit retailers next Spring.
No. 9 - Nike Zoom Revis 1
Team: New York Jets
Athlete: Darrelle Revis
Despite suffering a season-ending ACL injury, we're still going to publicize Darrelle Revis' Signature PE Cleat, it's the least we can do. Revis now joins Tebow as a fellow New York Jet with their own Signature PE Cleat (does this make us wonder when the Mark Sanchez/Eva Longoria PE will hit the stores?). The shutdown corner has put fears into quarterbacks eyes for several years now, before his injury of course.. The Nike Zoom Revis 1 features Flywire as well as a midfoot strap. The cleat can be found in both Green and Blue color ways and is set to hit retailers soon.
No. 8 - Under Armour Nitro Diablo Mid
Team: Houston Texas
Athlete: Arian Foster
After shedding tears at a press conference upon signing a five-year $43.5 million contract to remain a Houston Texan, Under Armour decided it was time to give the premier tail-back a PE. The Under Armour Nitro Diablo Mid protects even the toughest running backs in the NFL from crying. While that may not be true, the cleats' 4D Foam forms to your foot, allowing for ultimate comfort and reducing cleat pressure. The cleat is available in White/Black, White/Red, White/Midnight Navy, Black/Silver and Black/Black.
No. 7 - Nike Lunar Pro TD
Team: Detroit Lions
Athlete Matthew Stafford
While Calvin Johnson is arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL, he doesn't do it all by himself (even though I'm sure if he threw the ball as quarterback he would be able to run it out and catch the touchdown but that's a different discussion altogether). Someone has to heave the ball forty yards down the field and let "Megatron" do his thing. That person's name is Matthew Stafford. Want to throw touchdown passes like the Detroit Lions quarterback? Then get your very own Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD. The Player Exclusive cleat has synthetic leather that allows for quickness and power. The cleat comes in Black/Metallic Silver/Tornado (Calvin Johnson not included).
No. 6 - Jordan Brand Super.Fly
Team: New York Giants
Athlete: Hakeem Nicks
Hakeem Nicks joins Andre Johnson as elite-level receivers schooling opposing team's secondary with Jordan Brand Player Exclusives. The former North Carolina Tar Heel continued the tradition of wearing Jordan onto the professional stage.
No. 5 - Nike Lunar Superbad Pro D
Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Athlete: Ben Roethlisberger
In week two of the young NFL season, Big Ben lit up the New York Jets defense. He did this with a pair of Nike Lunar Superbad Pro D Player Exclusive cleats on his feet. The dual-density midsole and Lunarlon foam gives you the cushioned desired while dropping back for a pass. The cleat is available is White/White/Black, Black/White/Pine Green, Black/White/Orange Flash, Black/White/Sport Royal, Black/Metallic Silver/Tornado and Black/Black/White.
No. 4 -Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4
Team: Seattle Seahawks
Athlete: Marshawn Lynch
Ever wondered what it felt like to go "Beast Mode?" Marshawn Lynch, the originator of "Beast Mode," takes the field in a Player Exclusive version of Nike's Vapor Talon Elite 3/4. The cleat uses Hyperfuse construction to ensure its incredibly lightweight package. The cleat can be picked up in an array of colors including Black/Black, Sport Royal/White/Chrome, Game Red/White/Chrome, White/Black, Black/White/Chrome as well as Beast Mode/Beast Mode... How sick would the last color way be?!
No. 3 - adidas Black 5-Star Mid
Team: Washington Redskins
Athlete: Robert Griffin III
The man they simply call, "RG3," has been phenomenal early in his NFL career. The donned savior of the Washington Redskins has been slicing and dicing opposing defenses, both with his arm strength and ability to run down the field. Do you think the former Baylor Bear was born with all this talent? C'mon now... It's all because of his adidas black 5-Star Mid cleats, isn't it? The mid-cut style cleat allows for RG3 march down the field and put fear in defenders. The Sprintskin synthetic creates incredible support while reducing the weight of the cleat. In addition, Sprintframe construction creates an unparalleled balance of light weight and stability. The cleat comes in an wealth of colorways.
No. 2 - Nike Alpha Talon EliteTim Tebow
Team: New York Jets
Athlete: Tim Tebow
Do you "Tebow" sometimes but it just doesn't feel right? We now have the answer to your problem... the Nike Alpha Talon Elite Tim Tebow Player Exclusive! You don't really think Nike included their ZOOM technology to just make Tebow feel comfortable and supportive on the field, do you? The creators at Nike designed this cleat for you! Now you'll be comfortable as ever while doing the "Tebow."
No. 1 - Jordan Brand Super.Fly
Team: Houston Texans
Athlete: Andre Johnson
Jordan Brand is looking to make its imprint on the football field this season who better to lead the way than All-Pro receiver, Andre Johnson. Throughout the 2012 campaign, Johnson will be hauling in touchdown passes while wearing his signature Jordan Super.Fly "Dre 80" cleat. Similar to the shoes worn by Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and co. on the court, the Jordan Brand cleat features similar form-fitting Hyperfuse construction.