Nike Strike Shark Review:
In my sophomore year of high school football, I used the Nike Strike Shark Cleats. These cleats were incredible, and in this article, I’ll review them with all the information you need to know.
Here’s a list of what I’ll go over in the Nike Strike Shark Review:
- Who Should Use It?
Who Should Use The Nike Strike Shark Cleats?
Easy. The only positions that should use these cleats are offensive linemen, defensive linemen, linebackers, and maybe tight ends. This is because the best lineman cleats need to have traction, durability, and a high cut to protect your ankles. Receivers and defensive backs wouldn’t use a product like this because they need low-cut cleats for speed and flexibility.
I would also consider using these if you’ve had ankle problems, the high cut at the top makes it harder for you to injure your ankle, and you don’t need to wrap it before games. The last thing you want is an injury ruining your season, so make sure and choose the right protective gear.
Nike Strike Shark Durability
One important thing to keep in mind when buying cleats is to make sure they’re durable. Spending money on cleats and having them rip sucks, so getting a pair that won’t rip is very important. These cleats are overall pretty durable. I never had any issues with them ripping, or getting messed up.
You also obviously need to be protected with your cleats, (they’re not just for traction). Getting your feet or toes stepped on by another cleat sucks. I vividly remember getting my toes stepped on at practice when I was wearing a junky, flimsy pair of cleats and it SUCKED. I got stepped on many times with these cleats, and it wasn’t too bad. There’s no way to not feel a thing if you get stepped on, but compare that to getting sidelined cause you wore a bad pair of cleats. It’s the best you’re gonna get.
Strike Shark Comfort
Like most cleats, none will be perfect when it comes to comfort. We’re not wearing vans here, we’re wearing football cleats! This pair isn’t uncomfortable, but it isn’t super comfortable either. As long as your cleats don’t distract you when you’re on the field, they’re comfortable enough.
One feature that I really like about these cleats is that you have laces, a velcro strap, and a tongue. The tongue is super comfortable on the front of your ankle, and the laces and velcro strap let you adjust the cleat to your unique needs. The inside isn’t made of anything super special, but it’s good enough to get the job done.
Nike Strike Shark Flexibility
It doesn’t matter how durable and comfortable your cleats are if you can’t move in them. Every good football player moves well, and it’s important that they have cleats that let them do that. When I used these cleats, I never felt too restricted. I was always able to rotate my feet, however it wasn’t at the level that low cut receiver cleats do.
For a high-cut cleat, these allow a good amount of flexibility. This cleat has the perfect blend of ankle security, with ankle flexibility.
Strike Shark Traction
These cleats have incredible traction. Although the spikes aren’t super pointy like some other kinds of cleats, they work super well. I never once slipped using them, and that’s really all that matters. I could make quick changes of direction in them, and I could sprint well in them.
Pro’s and Con’s
|High cut cleat
|Doesn't allow as much flexibility as a low cut cleat
|Green coloring on the bottom
|Includes laces and velcro
Nike Strike Shark Looks
Everyone has their own opinions on what looks good and what doesn’t. In my personal opinion, these cleats can go well with most team’s colors. White and black go well with anything. My only issue with these cleat’s colors is that they’re green on the bottom. Luckily, you can’t notice it that well unless you look hard.