Photo: Nike unveils new cleats ahead of NFL Draft

Nike Football has released images and videos of their new cleats —  Nike Vapor Speed, Nike Alpha Speed and Nike Strike Speed — that will be worn on the field for the upcoming season.

The announcement comes just days before the 2015 NFL Draft which features Nike football athletes Marcus Mariota, Amari Cooper and Leonard Williams.

Check out images and brief descriptions of the cleats below:


The Nike Vapor Untouchable, first unveiled during the College Football Playoffs in December 2014, fuels explosive, vertical speed on the field. Its sleek Flyknit upper delivers a tight yet flexible fit that adapts to the foot’s natural motion. The cleat was designed and tested first with the University of Oregon football team, and built for athletes who need all-out speed like Richard Sherman, Odell Beckham, Jr. and Marcus Mariota. The Nike Vapor Untouchable also leverages the power of sustainable innovation, continuing Nike’s commitment to delivering high-performance products with minimal environmental impact. Flyknit technology knits shoe uppers precisely engineered for zoned strength and support, while reducing waste in the manufacturing process. The Nike Vapor Untouchable is also the first Flyknit football cleat made with recycled polyester yarn – each pair is knit with the equivalent of five recycled plastic bottles.


Nike Alpha Speed is a group of cleats for athletes that excel through quick, elusive directional movement on the field, like the Nike CJ Elite TD Cleat. Players like Calvin Johnson, Jr. have an uncanny balance of agility, multi-directional speed and strength. Lock-down fit, maximum stability and the unique 18-point traction system of Nike Alpha Speed cleats support the instantaneous change-of-direction cuts that help give these athletes an edge.


Designed for the fastest guys on the field, Nike Vapor Speed is a group of cleats that offer unbridled explosiveness off the line, like the Nike Vapor Untouchable. Nike Vapor Speed athletes need to avoid the rush, separate from defenders or close in on an opposing receiver.

The new cleats (pictured above) are (from left to right) are the Untouchable (Nike Vapor Speed) and Nike LunarBeast Elite TD (Nike Strike Speed).

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Nike Football

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