How NFL Equipment Works

Astroturf Treads

If the team is playing on Astroturf, there are three general shoe styles that are used depending on the weather. The goal is to wear the least amount of "bottom" possible: In dry conditions, very light bottoms are used. In damp conditions, a little more bottom (a thicker sole) is more appropriate. And in wet conditions the team switches to "Destroyers," shoes that have a lot of bottom (very thick soles).

These shoes would be appropriate for dry weather conditions.

Damp conditions require a thicker sole.

Destroyers are the best shoes for wet, rainy conditions.