Mid football cleats are designed for skill players that want to strike a balance between stability and speed. While low football cleats are built for speed and lots of speed, they don't provide much support or stability that many football players need in order to protect their ankles from injury. Mid-cut football cleats do just that. They are lightweight for speed, yet they provide enough ankle support (but not too much) that protects ankles from being too vulnerable. These are some of the most popular and recommended football cleats available, especially for skill position players, such as running backs, wide receivers, defensive backs, and quarterbacks, that want lightweight speed but need ankle support and protection.