Now, picking out football cleats shouldn’t be a difficult task. If you’re just starting off, it can certainly seem so. As a result, we put together this handy little guide on what we think are the best football cleats out there. Now, as you may know, there are a ton of football cleats out there. In case you haven’t yet, read through our guide on how to choose football cleats first. You’ll learn some solid tips and advice for choosing a pair of cleats that will suit your needs. But as for the cleats we’ll be picking, we’ll focus on molded cleats, detachable cleats, and cleats meant for turf. Similarly, we’ll also pick a pair of cleats for each of the different cuts: low-cut, mid-top, and high-top. That way, there’s something here for everyone. With this in mind, let’s continue, here are the best football cleats in our opinion.
Best Football Cleats of 2017 (As Far as We Can Tell)
Best Football Cleats – Molded
Molded cleats have studs that are permanently fixed onto the outsole of cleats. As a result, they are less expensive, require less maintenance, and specialize on one type of ground. However, once studs wear down, the shoes will have to be replaced. Accordingly, for our top picks in molded cleats, we chose the Adidas AdiZero 5-Star 5.0 for low-cuts, Adidas Filthyspeed Mid for mid-tops, and the Under Armour UA Highlight MC for high-tops.
Best Football Cleats – Detachable Studs
Next, we have detachable stud cleats. Obviously, these types of cleats have studs that are removable and replaceable, making them very versatile for a variety of surfaces and conditions. Studs come in a variety of sizes, such as 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, and 1″. In general, they are more expensive but they have long term value as studs can be replaced once they’ve worn out. Thus, for our top picks in detachable cleats, we chose the Nike Vapor Strike 4 Low D for low-cuts, Nike Alpha Pro D for mid-tops, and the Under Armour Team Highlight D for high-tops.
Best Football Cleats – Turf
Turf shoes require a little extra traction on this type of field. That’s because synthetic surfaces are fundamentally different than natural grass. Turf shoes often have short studs that are either rubber or plastic. As a result, they don’t dig into the ground like normal cleats while providing adequate traction. The outsoles are often very durable. So for out top picks for turf cleats, we selected the Adidas Turf Hog LX Low for lows, Adidas Turf Hog LX Mid for mids, and the UA Team Brawler ATV for highs, although they’re hard to find.
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