Verdict from 1 expert and 20 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Many are quick to comment that the Nike Alpha Menace Elite 2 is a beautiful football cleat. They are saying that this cleat looks a lot better than the first Nike Alpha Menace Elite.
  • The Alpha Menace Elite 2 feels more secure than the Elite 1, a few wearers report. According to them, the high-top knit collar locks in the heel and ankle a lot better.
  • These Nike cleats are very comfortable, one user declares.
  • According to a tester, the second Nike Alpha Menace Elite is a heavy-duty cleat made for defensive and even all-around players. He says that the thick knit upper can withstand a beating on the gridiron.
  • A few owners are reporting that these Menace Elite 2 is a good cleat and is worth the price.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of commenters point out that the Alpha Menace Elite 2 does not provide the protection needed by tight ends.
  • A few players are having an issue with the strap. According to them, the strap hinders specific movements, especially when one is wearing an ankle brace.

Bottom line

Reviewers are quite pleased with the overall aesthetic and performance of the second Alpha Menace Elite. According to the few who gave their reviews, these Nike cleats are stylish, comfortable, supportive, and durable. However, players who wear an ankle brace are griping that the strap hinders their movements. Still, the Nike Alpha Menace Elite 2 is a good all-around football cleat that gets things done on the field.

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Good to know

Built for athletes who like to show off their devastating power and speed on the field, the Nike Alpha Menace Elite 2 boasts a Flyknit upper for support, midfoot strap for containment, and a data-generated plate for stability.

The second Alpha Menace Elite features a full-Flyknit upper that provides breathable support. At the midfoot, a hook-and-loop strap ensures a snug fit.

These Nike football cleats also boast a data-engineered outsole plate that offers stability and flexible grip on any playing surface.  

The Nike football cleats feature a high-top stretch-knit collar that gives you a sense of balance and movement. At the midfoot, a hook-and-loop heel strap ensures a secure and snug fit.

For increased containment, the second Alpha Menace Elite boasts an internal saddle with sidewalls that wrap upwards to cradle the foot completely.

The Nike Alpha Menace Elite 2 boasts a stretchy Flyknit upper that integrates areas of high breathability and support. At the forefoot, TPU yarns protect the feet from being pounded on. 

The Flyknit upper is designed to provide a comfortable one-to-one fit without restricting your movements.

These high-top football cleats from Nike feature a data-generated outsole plate that offers both stability and flexibility. According to, the strobel was center-seamed down the middle to lock the traction plate on the footbed.

The Alpha Menace Elite 2 also features a Pebax propulsion plate that provides support and a responsive feel. 

At the heel and forefoot, triangular-shaped molded studs provide flexible traction on any surface.

  • The Nike Alpha Menace Elite 2 features a Phylon midsole that offers lightweight cushioning.
  • Pull tabs at the heel and tongue allows for easy on and off.
  • These football shoes are designed for Pros such as Saquon Barkley and Russell Wilson.

The second Alpha Menace Elite arrives in the following color options:

  • Black/Black/Total Orange/Bright Crimson
  • Black/White/Dark Grey
  • College Navy/White/Blue Void/Deep Royal Blue
  • Game Royal/White/Photo Blue/College Navy
  • University Red/White/University Red/Bright Crimson
  • White/Black/Wolf Grey
  • White/Bright Crimson/Black/Bright Crimson
  • White/White/Black/Bright Crimson
  • White/White/Wolf Grey


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