Having the right football shoes is crucial if you want to feel your best on the field. To assist you in finding the perfect pair of cleats, FN rounded up some of our favorite picks worth shopping. These models all offer top-notch comfort and support — so you’ll feel confident whether you’re playing competitively or just for fun.
1. Under Armour Highlight MC Football Shoe
UA’s Highlight MC football cleat features a tall form-fitting collar for enhanced ankle support and agility to keep you moving quick as lightning.
Pros: A high-rebound SuperFoam insole absorbs shock and adds to this cleat’s comfort, as does its 3D molded tongue. This styles’ woven and TPU-reinforced frame, as well as a full-length TPU plate, offer reliable stability. Meanwhile, secondary cleats add extra bite underfoot. These come in over fifteen colorways to suit any team uniform.
Cons: They’re on the more expensive end.
2. Under Armour Hammer Mid RM Football Shoe
These low-top cleats are set on rubber-molded cleats for solid traction and feature a plush EVA midsole for fatigue-fighting comfort as you run the field.
Pros: A durable synthetic upper and soft textile tongue provide a supportive, lightweight fit. These are offered in ten different colors, including a monochromatic all-white and a version with neon green laces.
Cons: These tend to run small.
3. Nike Alpha Menace Shark Football Cleat
These ultra-sleek cleats from the Three Stripes are designed to be as fast as the fish they’re named after. They feature the brand’s FastFlex technology to promote natural motion, as well as ultra-lightweight cushioning to keep you moving at the top of your game.
Pros: A synthetic leather upper delivers lightweight durability and a snug, supportive fit. The breathable mesh lining helps keep feet cool. These also feature multidirectional traction to give you the grip you need on turf and grass.
Cons: These tend to be particularly narrow, so aren’t ideal for people with wide feet.
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