The Nike Premier III is a visual representation of summer balling. The ultimate hard ground hero. Whether it’s the final games of a season in spring, or the first pre-season training sessions of summer. The Nike Premier has long been a training night & match day essential for players across all standards and positions at this time of year, and with good reason.

There’s a lot of similarities between the end of season and pre-season. The legs are heavy, the pitches are hard and comfort is king. We’ve all been there with the blisters and the bruised toe nails, and this is why when the sun comes out, the Nike Premier quickly follows as the go-to boot for warm weather soccer.

Why? A number of reasons. Firstly, we’ve gotta talk about that price tag. Full price at $110. A leather cleat, with a fold over tongue, in a wide selection of colorways fit for 4G and grass pitches. It’s less than half the price of most cleats on the market, but is it half as good? Come on…
The Nike Premier has found its place in players’ kit bags, in that it serves as a transitional cleat option. A Hard-Ground-meets-Comfort cleat that is so often the transition from trainers to your cleat choice for the whole season. You’ve done your running on the grass, the balls come out and you want to wear a cleat but still have maximum comfort, protection and purest of touches, that’s when the Nike Premier comes in. Trust us, this cleat is your friend from May to August, and then that’s when you move into your FG/SG for the season.

Of course, at that price thousands of players remain in the Premier III all year round, after-all, it’s also available in a SG Anti-Clog plate for heavy pitches. But for many players, it’s your additional selection to your cleat bag for when you need that extra bit of lightweight comfort to caress the feet when they’re under the stress of hard surfaces.

Then there’s the versatility of the Nike Premier III soccer cleats. That classic fold over tongue? You have a choice here. Velcro it down, or... Nike supply a neat cutting line if you want to remove it for a more streamlined look and feel. You can pick from sweet shop colorways to match every kit color possibility, or opt for the cleanest white or black colorways.

Anyone who’s owned a pair of Nike Premier cleats will know that they soften and mould to your feet after each session while offering that traditional warm first touch that only a leather cleats can provide. A real cleat, for real players, on real pitches. If you know, you know.