Who should buy the Nike Alpha Menace Elite 3

"Perfect for my position," this is what a linebacker has to say about this cleat. Aside from linebackers, this high-end football shoe from Nike also suits the following:

  • other skill players like quarterbacks, tight ends, running backs, and defensive ends
  • buyers who have a generous budget for their football cleats
  • wearers with normal to slightly wider feet

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Who should NOT buy this football cleat from Nike

The Nike Alpha Menace Elite 3 is not going to be appreciated by footballers who do not have much time to break in their cleats. They are better off with the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3. Those who are not happy with the Alpha Menace Elite 3's ghost lacing system may also find the exposed lacing system Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 a better alternative.

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Those who only look for cheap football cleats are surely going to be overwhelmed by the Nike Alpha Menace Elite 3. The Nike Alpha Menace 3 Shark is a better pick for them.

Nike Alpha Menace Elite 3: An overall performer

Given its strengths and despite its flaws, the Nike Alpha Menace Elite 3 is still hailed as the best option in its price range. He says that this shoe "performs better than anything else on the market." 

Traction is not a problem with the Alpha Menace Elite 3

The one-piece sole plate of this football cleat from Nike features an aggressive stud configuration. This makes it for the cleat to dig into the ground well such that an expert reports that "cutting in this feels super efficient, super natural." He adds that he is able to "get in and out of brakes really quickly" while wearing this football cleat model. Because of his more than satisfactory experience, this reviewer is led to conclude that this football easily has one of the best traction plates in the market.

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The ghost lacing system can use some improvements

It's true that because of the lace cover, the shoe has a streamlined appearance. Not only that; it also gives the cleat a striking area that's free from any distractions. However, this comes with a price. The concealed laces are difficult to adjust. An expert reports that he is not able to tighten the cleat as much as he wants because of this limitation. 

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Springback, anyone?

The Nike Alpha Menace Elite 3 is able to energize every step. According to one expert, the shoe has a shank embedded in it. This shank is the one that "springs you into your next step," making you feel like faster and more agile.

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The cleat fits even wide-footers well

Several players take note that the Nike Alpha Menace Elite 3 is wider than the cleats that were released before it. One reviewer shares that because of how accommodating the fit has been for him, he did not experience any chafing along the sides of his feet or heels. Another reports that he has wide feet, and this by far is the only football cleat in a long time that fits him.

Given all this, narrow-footers will have to go at least half a size down to get the optimal fit.

The Alpha Menace Elite 3 does not forget comfort

"The best shoes in my life," this was all that a player can say after experiencing the comfort that the Nike Alpha Menace Elite 3 delivers. Another reviewer agrees, and he even dares to claim that this shoe is the "most comfortable cleat ever." This is quite a compliment, especially for a shoe that really has an aggressive appearance. 

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It just has to be properly broken in

However, it must be pointed out here, that the Nike Alpha Menace Elite 3 is not always comfortable straight out of the box. This football cleat still has to be broken in. During the process, the wearer might experience blisters.

Foot containment? Generally not a problem with the Alpha Menace Elite 3

An avid reviewer says that the support that the Nike Alpha Menace Elite 3 delivers is "definitely suited for the big strong powerful guys." From this, it's clear that he thinks that the support capacities of this football cleat are truly commendable. There is no reason to feel unsafe let alone wobbly when wearing this Nike shoe on the gridiron.

There's just a little issue with the collar

The Nike Alpha Menace Elite 3 has a high collar, and it's supposed to be there to deliver more ankle support. However, this Flyknit extension does not offer much when left on its own. Players point out that they still have to wear long socks to aid the ankle collar in doing its job well.

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The Nike Alpha Menace Elite 3 has the looks

An expert reports that this football shoe has a sharp design, so it "looks super modern." He just loves the confidence that it brings him both aesthetically and functionally. Another player says that "the colors are amazing, the design is magnificent," and this obviously makes him a happy customer. "The dopest cleats my eyes never could have seen," exclaims another.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 403g
Collection: Nike Alpha Menace
Top: Mid
Closure: Ghost lacing
Material: Textile/Mesh
Stud type: Molded
BRAND Brand: Nike

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