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No. 10 - Nike Land Shark 2 ¾
This inexpensive option works well for players at any position and in any playing conditions. The best qualities of this cleat are its traction and stability with full-length Phylon midsole and rubber Shark outsole. The weakest aspect of this shoe is its (un)breathability and a heavy 12 oz. Your feet might get a little bit toasty on hot days, but it is still great value at $39.99
No. 9 - adidas Malice 2 D
Equipped with adiZeo sprintcleat, the lightest ever detachable cleat, the Adidas Malice 2 D is a mean budget cleat that performs as hard as it looks. This cleat is great for players who need a little extra power in their step with the SprintFrame synthetic upper. Contoured system allows for great fit and comfort in the collar with a shoe weight of 10.9 oz.
No. 8 - Under Armour Nitro Icon Low MC
If you want speed, UA Nitro Icon Low MC is a burst out of the gates. Even the aesthetics of this cleat scream, “fast”. Lightweight, secure comfort from Under Armour synthetic upper and Molded 4D Foam midsole reduces the pressures on your foot, creating a comfortable setting. With incredible traction and lightweight support, this cleat for $79.99 is hot.
No. 7 - Nike SuperBad Strike D
Heavy, sturdy, and powerful, the Nike SuperBad Strike D cleats are designed for stability and support. ¾ height ankle with synthetic leather, strapped upper creates extraordinary ankle support. This allows you to power sprint down the field without your ankles slipping out. Additional protection with the Phylon midsole wedge and EVA foam liner will have you playing with the confidence of a pro. Strong legs are a must with these 14.2oz cleats.
No. 6 - Under Armour Hammer Mid
Take over the game with the Hammer. This tough football cleat has engineered synthetics in the upper from Under Armour and is designed for power football. Strength and stability is the name of the game with these cleats, but UA does not sacrifice traction, comfort, or fit. You can’t go wrong with a pair of Under Armour Hammer Mids with molded cleats.
No. 5 - adidas adiZero 5-Star Mid
The ultimate lightweight, mid-cut football cleat weighs in at 7.9 oz. Lightweight, but stable, this cleat is build for football players who use both strength and speed in their game. SprintSkin upper with TPU support bands allow you to expose weaknesses in the other team by using quick footwork without feeling unstable. TraXion stud configuration bleeds acceleration and quick cuts. That with the implementation of a heel cup to keep you straddled in, but scary fast make this a steal.
No. 4 - New Balance 897 Low
This low-cut molded cleat was built for crossover between lacrosse and football. Wicked speed is a given with the 14-peg TPU outsole and low-cut shoe. What makes this cleat great for the price is New Balance’s Lightning Dry collar that wicks moisture to keep your feet cooler and drier during the game. Available in both wide and standard width, this cleat delivers comfort, speed, and coolness on the field.
No. 3 - adidas Filthy Speed Fly Low
Super-lightweight for that ‘filthy speed’ at 9.4 ounces, these Adidas low-cut cleats deliver more than just feather-weight quickness. With synthetic leather upper for comfort, stability and speed, Adidas continues to innovate. EVA insole shapes to the foot for personalized comfort and foot protection. Additionally, Adidas has added a TPU Fly plate to maintain the shoe’s lightness, while adding traction and toughness. Dirty speed for only $54.99, yes please.
No. 2 - Under Armour Saber Mid
Durability and lightness are featured in this all-purpose, all-position cleat. The mid-cut gives stability, while the engineered synthetic upper provides comfort and strength. Power running, hard cuts, and agile movements are all bolstered by the construction of this cleat. With die-cut 4D Foam footbed and a sleeker cut, Under Armour will amaze you with how mobile, yet protected you feel in the Saber. A beautiful looking shoe with the construction and advantages to back it up. Go deep with UA at $69.99.
No. 1 - Nike Alpha Speed D ¾
The top football cleat under $80 comes in 1 cent under, but fear not, it is worth every single penny. Versatility is what makes this shoe amazingly dangerous. Detachable cleat with amazing fit and superb, lightweight speed are impressive in this cleat. Upper is constructed with ¾ height from performance synthetic leather and tough cast urethane within the collar provides excellent ankle and foot protection on the field. TPU sole, EVA foam sockliner, and Poron forefoot make this speedster so comfortable, stable, and fast that your feet will be feeling fresh through the fourth quarter. Stay tough, stay quick, and stay smart at $79.99.