Bottoms Up – How to Buy Football Cleats, Part 3 – Position – The Flash

Dear football players: Stop wasting your time and money on the wrong cleats. Choose cleats based on your position and playing surface, not merely for the latest trendy technology or the fastest-looking upper.

In this series, we are taking you step by step through the process of determining the best cleats for you. We have described the Terminator, an athlete who is a lineman who needs a mid-height, solid cleat. Last time, we talked about Jack, the versatile linebacker who moves quickly in very tight areas and should be wearing a lightweight and mid-height cleat. In this article, you’ll learn about the Flash, that ultra-fast trackstar of the turf.

As you learn about these personas and how we decide which cleats are right for them, try to find yourself in these examples, and then see if the cleats you are wearing right now are right for you.

The Flash

“Whoa… what was that blur? I just… I swear… he was just here, and now he’s gone, and dang – he took the football with him.”

He’s a wide receiver, a safety or a cornerback, and the Flash is fast. Of all the players on the field, he benefits the most from the latest trend in football cleat construction, that of ultra-light weights and ultra-low cuts.

The cleat manufacturers are constantly trying to outdo each other เว็บบอล ดีที่สุด to claim the lightest football cleat on the market. Nike Vapors and Super Speeds, Under Armour Blurs and adidas adiZeros are fighting for the king-of-cleats title. They all have figured out ways to reduce weight while still providing traction.

So why are these good for the Flash? He needs to get to the end zone as fast as possible. Football players are generally not the lightest athletes in the world. They train hard to shave down their 40-yard-dash time, and the results are often phenomenal.

The biggest problem the Flash has is that football cleats are not constructed for speed. Cleats can have studs with depths up to.75 inches. The cleats dig into the turf to make it harder to slip on the grass and more difficult to fall over when someone slams into you. They are excellent for players who find themselves in the pile or for those who are trying to get a pile going, but they aren’t made for speed.