Nike Air Speed Nubby Detailed Photos

Nike Air Speed Nubby Detailed Photos

words // Nick Engvall

Turf training shoes, especially those designed for football have always been a popular style for collectors. Shoes like the Air Zoom Turf worn by Barry Sanders, or the Diamond Turf models that dual-sport star Deion Sanders made famous, have become sought after collector’s items over the years, as well as popular retro models.¬†With the NFL Draft taking place this week, you can’t help but wonder which of the NFL Combine athletes will become the next superstar, and of course which shoes they’ll help make famous.

One of this year’s possibilities in the turf shoe area is the Nike Air Speed Nubby. Equipped with a synthetic upper that is breathable thanks to open mesh siping, and a 5/8 cut with integrated ankle fit system, the 12.6 ounce Air Speed Nubby is well prepared for performance. The carbon fiber insert at the arch support and sharp rubber nubs also ensure that traction and support are well taken care of. While the use of transparent rubber gives the Air Speed Nubby a sort of nostalgic feel of the days Barry Sanders was bewildering defenses.

Available now: Nike Air Speed Nubby

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Eastbay Photo of the Week: Nike Air Speed Nubby

Eastbay Photo of the Week: Nike Air Speed Nubby

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