words // Nick Engvall

Even though the NFL owners and players may not be able to find middle ground right now, that won’t stop those that play for the love of the game from hitting the football field in the coming months. Whether you play at the high school level, college level or anywhere else on the scale, in early summer new designs arrive to prepare you for the coming season. One of Nike Football‘s latest creations is the focus of this week’s Eastbay Photo of the Week.

The upcoming Nike Air Speed Nubby obviously gets its name from the specialized rubber outsole designed for optimum traction on turf surfaces. The Air Speed Nubby is equipped with Zoom Air cushioning combined with a full-length phylon midsole that keep things responsive and lightweight. The synthetic leather upper features minimal stitching and ventilation around the ankle, which combined with the breathable mesh tongue, should keep temperatures under control. Style points come from the translucent rubber used in the no-slip traction “nubs” on the outsole.

Look for these to arrive at Eastbay in early May.

Eastbay Photo of the Week: Nike Air Speed Nubby