There are plenty of steps that can cause a prospective NFL rookie’s stock to either rise or fall before the draft, but nothing compares to the yearly NFL Scouting Combine. Among the many things they will do there, football’s top prospects will have the biggest workouts of their lives. In front of hundreds of scouts and coaches, as well as millions of fans watching on television, their 40-yard dash, bench press, and vertical jump scores can make or break their careers. They need to stand out. Luckily, the biggest athletic brands on the planet are here to help them with special combine-inspired cleats.

Nike NFL Combine Cleats


You will see plenty of this year’s class working out in the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro, and it’s not hard to see why. Explosive, breathable, and supportive, these cleats are available in two bold, combine-specific colors. Any athlete who wears either the voltage green/racer blue or racer blue/total crimson colorways can be sure that all eyes will be on him when he crushes his 40 or dominates the three cone drill.

Prospects who want to take things up to an even higher level will love the latest version of the Vapor Untouchable 2. One cleat is a bright crimson color while the other is a flashy racer blue. The dual-color effect makes their speed loud and clear.

adidas NFL Combine Cleats


Athletes who choose to lace up in adidas are in for a treat this year with the adiZero 5-Star 40 Uncaged Demon cleats. Weighing in at a mind-bogglingly light 4.9 ounces, they have been created specifically for the 40-yard dash. In fact, adidas is so confident in the speed of these cleats that they are offering $1 million to anyone who, while wearing their gear, breaks the 4.24 second 40-yard dash record set by Chris Johnson. That’s some fast cash.

Under Armour NFL Combine Cleats


Last but certainly not least are Under Armour’s combine offerings. With unique hyper green/black versions of the Spotlight and Highlight, UA’s athletes will be able to set records in style. The Spotlight is perfect for the speedster who wants to fly around the field during every drill, while the Highlight has the comfort and support that no other cleat can match.
No one knows who this year’s breakout stars will be at the 2016 NFL Combine, but one thing is clear: the cleats will be on point. And the best part is, you can get these cleats too. So grab your favorite, get out there, and set your own PRs.