Learn More About Football Cleats for Men
Step on the gridiron in cleats engineered for performance.
The latest generation of men’s football cleats are built for an air-light fit and terrorizing traction on the field. Take on any field condition with new integrating lacing systems and midsole padding that keeps you on your feet longer.
Explore a variety of cleat constructions for the football cleat that’s right for you:
- High-top cleats provide extra protection against ankle rollovers for stability on the field—a great option for linemen
- Skill players love the lightweight feel of low-cut football cleats
- Mid-cut cleats offer a middle ground, built with an elongated ankle collar for lightweight stability
Shop the men’s football cleats collection at DICK’S Sporting Goods and find the cleat your season needs from brands like entire Nike®, Under Armour® and adidas®.
Think about the construction of your football cleat when you’re gearing up for the season.
Your upper should be lightweight yet tough—cut for a snug and adaptive fit to your foot and ankle. Uppers are constructed with leather and synthetic materials. The latest generation of football cleats are crafted with innovative materials, engineered to deliver lockdown fit without sacrificing durability and breathability.
Pebax® is a thermoplastic elastomer that’s resistant to impact and withstands harsh weather temperatures. This material does not stiffen when conditions are cold and wet.
Thermoplastic polyurethane is lightweight and water-resistant, even in extreme temperatures. Other innovative synthetic materials are available, including ethyl vinyl acetate and PORON®.
Your football cleat should include and internal sockliner. Inner liners wick away sweat and improve both comfort and the fit of the footwear. In addition to the liner, a lightweight foam padding, including EVA, provides cushioning without weighing down the shoe.
One of the most important factors in a football cleat is the stud configuration along the outsole. Think about your typical playing conditions and your own personal preferences.
Molded cleats are permanently attached to the shoe. These molded rubber or plastic cleats provided added traction on turf or dry and cold ground. They’re ideal for players who will take on a variety of different surfaces.
Detachable cleats perform well on natural grass fields. Change your detachable cleats when they become worn or to better suit a field condition. Longer studs bite into muddy and wet field conditions, while shorter cleats are better suited for artificial fields. Replacement cleats are available in a variety of sizes, so you can customize your shoe’s traction.
Need to enhance stability on the field? Try pairing your football cleat with a spat, which provides a glove-like fit around your joint to prevent rollover and promote agility. For more, shop the entire football collection at DICK’S Sporting Goods.