The new Nike Alpha Huarache 6 Pro Lax mid cleat feature many of the best selling features of the top end Nike Alpha Elite, but cost about 30% less. The White Alpha Pro is our #1 best selling lacrosse cleat (silver is #2) at the $100 price point. The Alpha Pros boast the same Phylon mid-sole ( that's the piece between the actual cleats and the base of your foot ) that is thick near the heel and thins out towards the toes. This provides an added layer of lightweight cushioning between the footplate and the rest of the shoe.
The real story here is the actual footplate and the tongue tie down. The footplates uses the same triangular shaped 12 point cleat design as the Alpha Elite. This design was best tested for acceleration and multi-directional movement. What we really liked here was the weight of a lower speed cleat combined with the support of a mid. These Huarache Alpha Pro's have that same supple feeling synthetic upper as their more expensive big brothers.
The last difference is the tongue tie down. The more expensive Alpha Elites are a single bootie design.. which fits more snugly. These Alpha Pro cleats have the traditional separate tongue and lace design that many players prefer. Our PROS noted that these Nike Huarache 6 Alpha Pro cleats were the perfect mix for advancing youth and high school level players that want the best cutting and speed technology available for the money. The Huarache series has always been the best selling lacrosse cleat in the game here at Lax.com.