This Year’s Best Football Gear: Cleats And Gloves Built For How You Play

This Year’s Best Football Gear: Cleats And Gloves Built For How You Play

As you head back to the gridiron this fall football season, you don’t need just any cleat or glove — you need the best gear possible to help you leave a legacy on the field. That’s why the Eastbay team huddled up and created your 2021 Football Gear Guide — an in-depth breakdown of the best football gear for this fall season. We even divided it by style of player. So, whether you’re an explosive speedster, an agile playmaker, or a trench warrior, we’ve got gear built for you. And whether you’re rocking adidas, Nike, Under Armour, Jordan, or just looking for the flashiest products — we’ve got all of the best brands.

This cleat is built for those flashy players who stack moves on top of moves to gain separation. There are strategically placed bladed and conical studs that allow easier braking and quick multi-directional cuts. The insole is built with high-rebound SuperFoam that absorbs shock and provides a high degree of comfort. To top it all off, the upper is made of plush suede microfiber to give players a fantastic fit with structured performance.

Behind nearly every amazing catch is a pair of great receiving gloves. The UA F7 Receiver Glove is that pair. Built to give players the stickiness and comfort they crave, each pair has UA GlueGrip that provides long-lasting grip to make sensational catches. The 3D printed overlay and textured TurfGear on the back of the hand add support and breathability.

The Nike Vapor Edge Pro 360 provides the three big qualities players need on the football field: agility, speed, and traction. The internal chassis and wide stud placement are what provide the agility by helping players make quick cuts with ease while keeping the cleat flexible. The lightweight upper ensures that nothing holds players back as they fly across the field. The cleat also features external pods, which boost the traction.

A quarterback’s best friend is a receiver who catches anything thrown his way. The Nike Vapor Jet 6.0 is a glove that will help anybody secure even the toughest catches. The palms have sticky Magnigrip to maximize the catching surface, and there is a stabilizing, flexible coating on the fingers that gives players more control. The back of the gloves is made up of breathable, stretch-woven fabric to keep everyone’s hands cool and dry.

The adidas adiZero 11 is made for players whose games are built around speed. It is the lightest cleat in football, full stop. The upper is constructed of TPU overlays that are lightweight, durable, and comfortable. The Sprintfame plate with a reinforced heel works together with the Sprintstuds to provide 360-degree traction.

The adidas adiZero 11 Receiver Gloves will upgrade any receiver’s hands. They are crafted with ultra-grip fabric that allows players to snag balls that are too high, low, or behind them. The gloves have free range of motion in the wrist so there is more flexibility for the hands.

The Under Armour Highlight MC is a cleat like no other. This cleat is geared towards providing the stability, flexibility, and support every player craves on the field.  It features a lightweight, molded 4D Foam footbed that conforms to the shape of each player’s foot for a snug fit. It also utilizes the UA Scatter Traction cleat plate to give players the grip and bite to cut in any direction quickly. Lastly, it has engineered synthetics in the upper to provide support and stability.

It’s the subtle details and key technologies that make the UA Blur Receiver Glove one of the favorites among players. One of those crucial technologies is the Power Catch panels that give players support but are flexible in the right moments to help reduce injury. The gloves are made with HeatGear fabric that offers ventilation and provides lightweight performance. Plus, there is no topping UA GlueGrip tech that is super sticky, so players can make even the most outrageous catches.

Speed is the ultimate X-factor in the modern game, and the adidas adiZero Primeknit cleat embodies that. The extended lacing system keeps player’s feet centered over the plate, so they are maximizing their explosiveness. These cleats are extremely comfortable thanks to a Primeknit upper and long-lasting TPU overlays. They are also incredibly lightweight, allowing players to unlock their full speed.

The adidas Freak 5.0 Padded Receiver Gloves make every wideout’s life easier with their GRIPTACK Palm technology. It offers supreme stickiness that gives players even more grip and control of the ball. They are ergonomically designed to mirror the movement of the hand giving players more control.

The Nike Alpha Menace Elite 2 is built for the more versatile players who want more support and structure but won’t sacrifice speed. There is a Pebax propulsion plate that provides support and stability as well as a responsive feel. The Flyknit upper and Phylon midsole are responsible for giving players the lightweight cushioning and breathable flexibility they have come to expect.

One of the more durable gloves available, the Nike Superbad 6 Football Glove has all the features any player could ever want. It has sticky MagniGrip palms that maximize catching surface. It has flexible padding on the back of the hands and fingers for undeniable comfort. It even has a ventilation channel to give players more breathability.

 

 

 

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Guardians of the Gridiron

Guardians of the Gridiron

A perfectly comprised football team is like a squadron of superheroes; each individual has their own personality, skill set, and traits that define them. They work tirelessly to perfect these skills and become the best at what they do, but when these individuals come together as one, they leave their enemies in a wake of destruction.

Eastbay sat down with Todd Gurley, Jarvis Landry, and Cam Jordan to see what makes each of them a supernatural talent at their position.

Gurley Story Image

As a three-time captain for Los Angeles, Todd Gurley leads by example on the football field. In 2017, he recorded a league-best 2,093 yards from scrimmage and scored 19 touchdowns in just 15 games. In 2018, Gurley followed up his impressive season with another league-leading performance, reaching the endzone 21 times in only 14 games.

Gurley’s natural talent is undeniable. His lethal combination of speed, agility, and power make him the ultimate modern-day running back. But for Gurley, it’s not just his raw skill, his success also hinges on his ability to trick the defenders with his cunning instincts.

“We running backs love getting the ball in hand and being able to run full speed at the defender, but they don’t know which way we’re going,” Gurley said. “Right, left, straight through them. For me, I just kind of take that mindset of I can’t be stopped.”

Gurley also just loves the game of football. He’s watched the generation before him and wants to be just as good, if not better, than anyone who has played the position.

“When I step on the field, the feeling that football gives me is super exciting,” Gurley said. “You know everyone in the world is watching and you just want to go out there and put on a show.”

Although it seems that Gurley does it all by himself, he credits being surrounded by a great coach, talented team, and, of course, the best gear in the game.

Gurley rocks the Nike Alpha Menace cleat and he believes it’s true to its name.

“If you’re a true running back, then you’re an alpha and a menace,” Gurley said. “Let that marinate.”

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Landry Story Image

After five professional seasons, Jarvis Landry has solidified himself as one of the league’s most charismatic playmakers to date. He’s caught at least 80 balls and gained over 750 receiving yards in each of those five seasons and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Landry’s lightning-fast first step and exceptional hands make him a threat from basically anywhere on the field. But for Landry, he attests that his production on Sundays is a result of a long history of behind-the-scenes work that made him who he is today.

“I think a lot of my success is from the things I do when the lights aren’t on.” Landry said. “Running the stadium stairs in high school or breaking into the facility to work out in the mornings in college. I just make sure I’m always working.”

With all that preparation comes confidence, and when Landry is feeling unstoppable, defenders be warned — there isn’t a play he can’t make.

“I’m always preparing myself. Preparing my body and preparing my mind.” Landry said. “That’s why I believe there isn’t a catch that’s impossible. I can make every catch on the field.”

That feeling of invincibility is embodied perfectly by the cleat Landry wears while torching defensive backs. His Nike Vapor Untouchables personify exactly how he feels on the field.

“When I step on the football field, I feel untouchable,” Landry said. “Once the ball is in the air, you know that’s my ball and nobody else’s.”

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Jordan Story Image

Standing at 6 foot 4 inches and 287 pounds, Cam Jordan was born to be a ferocious defender. His straight-line speed coupled with an arsenal of overpowering swim moves strikes fear into the heart of any opposing player lined up against him in the trenches.

But Jordan isn’t just a physical specimen, he’s one of the most determined athletes on the planet and he believes that mindset is what drove him to where he is today.

“Everything that propels me to be me is really the competitive drive that I have,” Jordan said. “I want to be faster than the fastest. I want to be stronger than the strongest. I want to be smarter than the smartest.”

Jordan also says that his versality puts him in complete control when he’s on the field. When everybody else is playing checkers, he’s playing chess. He can alter the game with one quick decision or disrupt a certain play with sheer brute force.

“It’s really what I can do that’s going to put me in the best position to get after the quarterback,” Jordan said. “If I’m lined up against a strong guy, I’m using speed. If he’s a quick guy, I’m using power. And at some point in time, it really just turns into whatever I feel like. Because at the end of the day, I’m dictating what he’s going to do, not the other way around.”

Jordan is a savage on the gridiron, so it’s only fitting that he lines up on every down with Nike’s Force Savage cleats on his feet.

“The Force Savage is clean and it’s the definitive line of comfort,” Jordan said. “You can actually sprint and plant and aren’t afraid to fall out of the shoe.”

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