The top four teams that qualified for the first College Football Playoff—Alabama, Florida State, Oregon, and Ohio State—each have very different playing styles. Their footwear on New Year’s Day, however, will be very similar.

Nike sponsors all four of the playoff schools and just revealed the new cleat that players will wear during the games at the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl on January 1. The Nike Vapor Untouchable utilizes recycled polyester yarn in its Flyknit upper. It is the first Flyknit cleat to do so. Each pair of the shoes uses the equivalent of five plastic bottles. The Crimson Tide, Seminoles, Ducks, and Buckeyes will each get their own colorway of the sneakers for their playoff games. Additionally, there will be a special “championship diamond ring” colorway.

If you’re not playing in a bowl game, but still want a pair for your sandlot games, the Nike Vapor Untouchables are available at Nike.com for $200.


Justin Tejada is a writer and editor based in New York City. Follow him on Twitter at @just_tejada.