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Brands often categorize football cleats into different collections based on their purpose, such as cleats for power, speed, and agility.
Lightweight and allow maximum maneuverability. Skill position players typically wear these cleats.
Support ankles without restricting the player’s movements. These cleats are preferred by players who need to move while in heavy traffic (running backs, cornerbacks, and mobile quarterbacks).
Extend up the ankle to provide the most supportive fit; however, the added material makes this style heavier and more restrictive. These cleats are recommended for players who operate near the line of scrimmage like linebackers, centers, and guards.
- Stud type
Molded studs are permanently attached to the cleat's outsole. They provide reliable traction on a variety of surfaces.
Detachable studs are stronger and usually longer than molded plastic or rubber. Players can swap studs depending on position and playing conditions. Shorter spikes are best for dry surfaces while longer spikes are best for wet or uncertain surfaces.
Commonly worn by players when training. They are more flexible and can be used on synthetic surfaces.
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