Cleats are a type of footwear that have spikes or studs on the bottom, designed to increase traction on soft or slippery surfaces. They are commonly worn by athletes in sports such as football, soccer, baseball, and lacrosse.
Cleats can also be helpful for people with certain medical conditions, such as server’s disease. Server’s disease is a condition that affects the growth plate of the heel bone. The growth plate is a layer of cartilage that helps the bone to grow and develop.
In children and adolescents, the growth plate is not fully developed and is therefore more susceptible to injury. The most common symptom of server’s disease is pain in the heel, which is worsened by activities that involve running or jumping.
Wearing cleats can help to protect the growth plate and reduce the risk of injury.
20 Best Cleats For Severs Disease
1. Shimano SM-SH10 SPD-SL Cleat Set
Material is of high-impact plastic and stainless steel
Recommended use for road cycling and fit 3-bolt road shoes
Yellow SPD-SL Cleats – 6 Degrees of Float Yellow SPD-SL cleats are perhaps the most popular among casual fitness cyclists but are used by a wide range of athletes. They’re characterized by a six-degree float range (three degrees in each direction), which allows for free movement and low joint stress.
The float’s pivot point is in the centre of the cleat, allowing the toes to point in a wide range of angles. This large float range also provides more room for error when setting up your cleats. If you’re new to cycling, experience knee pain, lack flexibility, or simply don’t know where to start, ’s yellow cleats are your best bet.
This makes them great for sprinters, professional athletes, or people who value the most efficient power transfer possible and are not prone to knee pain. Note that red SPD-SL cleats require that you know your optimal cleat position precisely, and you are comfortable adjusting your cleats into that perfect position.
Blue SPD-SL Cleats – 2 Degrees of Float Blue SPD-SL cleats are ’s newest cleat option and they exist as a middle-ground between yellow and red. Blue cleats have two degrees of float (one degree in each direction), allowing for a small range of movement while still delivering a high amount of pedaling efficiency.
The float pivot point is at the front of the cleat, which eliminates lateral sliding movement while allowing a small amount of angle change from the pivot point back towards the heel.
I have been using fixed cleats for the past ten years after switching from floating cleats which were the cause of my knee issues in prior years. Based on the current set up of my fixed cleats I realized in retrospect that when I used the Shimano floating(yellow)cleats my feet never assumed their natural position(angle)in the pedal because of the constant swiveling motion inwards and outwards which put undue strain on my knee ligaments depending on the amount of force applied to the pedals.
This effect was further magnified when I was intially using Look floating cleats(red) which had more float nine degrees to be exact before transitioning to the Shimano yellow cleats with less float. After years of gleaning information and acquiring knowledge pertaining to this issue I decided to try the Shimano fixed cleats and within two weeks(period of adaptation) my knee problems were a thing of the past.
It is important when installing fixed cleats to make sure that they are correctly angled to allow your cycling shoes when locked into the pedals to mimic the angle of your feet while standing on the floor.
This angle relative to the floor can be heel outwards or heel inwards. It is important to note that fixed cleats require meticulous installation to avoid injury and there is very little room for error.
I figure this is one reason why some people avoid using them. Make sure you know what you are doing or seek professional assistance. Based on my experience,once properly installed they definitely improve knee comfort and power transfer.
The purpose of this review is not to give detailed steps in installing fixed cleats since the installation procedure goes way beyond heel inwards or outwards even though this step is very critical but to share with those who might read this review that fixed cleats have helped to alleviate my knee issues and for my fellow cyclist who have identified FLOATING CLEATS AS THE CAUSE OF THEIR KNEES WOES to consider using fixed cleats to see if those nagging cycling knee issues could be reversed.
I highly recommend them since they greatly benefited me and I HOPE they work for you.
My small fishing boat needed a place to attach bumpers and rope for docking. This is an excellent solution which folds safely. A bit pricey but worth it compared to poorer quality. You will need to buy your own hardware, but that gives you the chance to get the length you need.
Whether you’re scoring them or stopping them, the beautiful game is all about goals. These juniors’ adidas Goletto VIII soccer cleats show off a stylish new synthetic upper, complete with control-boosting forefoot stitching and comfortable heel padding.
Their durable outsole digs into firm ground to help you shine. Made in part with recycled content generated from production waste, e. g. cutting scraps, and post-consumer household waste to avoid the larger environmental impact of producing virgin content.
My daughter picked these out for the bright pink color but they are good solid cleats too. I try not to spend a bunch of money on sports equipment when the kids outgrow everything so fast so I try to find stuff that will last a whole season and perform decent while not costing too much.
These are pretty decent quality at a discount price and will get her through the season I’m sure.
The cleats were great! However my daughter wore them out after we paid. She accidentally fell and we put the box on a counter which contained her school shoes. And the store threw them out by the time we came back to look for them.
Bought these for my daughter who has a slightly wider foot. These fit her excellent and we are still able to tie them tight without them hurting her foot. The bright pink is very vibrant and I can find her easily out on the field.
Ultra durable cleated overshoe product provides sure-footed traction on mossy rock, ice, and slick terrain. Easy on/off quick release buckle & strap system gets you in and out quickly. Customizable 36 replaceable durable threaded carbide spikes per pair placed under toe, heel and ball of foot.
Allows for customization and extends the life of the product. Secure fit molded rubber walls at toe, heel, and side provide secure fit. Unparalleled traction combination of aggressive rubber lug & carbide spike pattern provides traction on any surface.
Add on spikes includes 10 additional carbide replacement spikes & 1 buckle.
From a first impression, the Korkers Casttrax overshoe cleats perform extremely well for me while I surf fish on the rocks, dry – wet it doesn’t matter because the carbide spikes provide traction like velcro.
My only regret was not purchasing them years ago (I’ve fallen a few times each year while fishing on the rocks). I have fished with them about a dozen times now and I love the additional safety that they provide.
While I don’t yet have long-term feedback, I can state that I am much more comfortable while surf fishing with these Korkers, and they allow me to focus on fishing without worrying about falling down.
Additionally, I like the overshoes as I can walk to my fishing spot with redular shoes on and then put them on over my shoes, which helps reduce the carbide tip wear. THANKS Saltwater Edge for carrying these, much appreciated!!!!.
These work really well for surfcasting but if you fish from the rocks with consistency the toe strap will wear out on the outside surface due to abrasion. You will need to replace it. Also might as well order an extra pack of push-through studs when you buy these because they fall out little by little with use.
Not hard to replace the studs but eventually the holes will wear out and won’t hold studs securely anymore. expect 1-2 seasons with routine use.
Korkers Triple Threat Carbide Spike SoleThe 100% customizable sole that gives you endless spike, bar and hex disc traction configurations for the ultimate in options. The Carbide Spikes on the Korkers Triple Theat Soles bite into smooth, slick surfaces ensuring long-lasting, positive traction in treacherous terrain.
Sticky rubber outsole with over-molded threaded stainless steel receptacles to accept our proprietary bolt-on traction enhancement system to mix and match your traction system. Choose one sole with its traction option, then add the components from the other two for a complete set.
The men’s Copa Mundial soccer boots have been running the beautiful game since the late ’70s, and this version is just as skilled as ever. They have a full grain leather upper and a durable firm ground outsole.
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Copas are a classic football boot that’s still around for a reason. I’ve worn Copas in the past, but I’ve also tried different brands to switch things up. After trying out some of the latest topline models, I found myself back with the Copa.
The Copa may not have the latest features – though I’d say the classic look is still one that endures – it is one of the highest quality, comfortable and functional options available (and costs quite a bit less than some of the new topline models).
I ordered a new pair, but I also found my old pair that were manufactured in 2006 – and they still look great! My only con is that it does seem Copas are susceptible to having some separation at the toe between the leather upper and the sole plate.
A teammate of mine did not have this issue with her pair, so apparently it’s not a guarantee. I’ve also found that Copas generally fit large. I normally wear a size US 10, but for Copas I wear a US 9.
The leather does stretch and form to your foot. Overall, I think I’ll be sticking with the Copa for as long as they’re available and I’m able to find my way around a pitch!.
This shoe is a classic. I bought a Mercurial and a Copa Mundial just to prove to my 14 year old that he would love both shoes. He said “no way I would want the cleat that you wore dad!” Well we sent kept the Copa Mundial because he told me “ it was everything that I described to him” It fit like no other clear he has ever had.
Then after wearing them a couple of times and it molded to his foot he was blown away on the fit getting even better than the original fit. Plus the fold down tongue is such a good look that a couple other kids got a pair for themselves! This is the boot of all boots! Long live the Copa Mundial Oh yeah the white bottom with the black studs still looks so cool under the lights and on turf because they stay bright white… so cool!.
I’ve been wearing these for 30 years. Once in a while, I try some of the newer technology shoes but end up donating them because they just don’t feel this good. The form to the shape of your foot due to the high quality leather.
They run large, so I buy them a full size smaller and let them stretch to my foot, giving them that glove-like feel. Are they a bit heavier than a modern shoe? Yes. It doesn’t matter to me though. If you want a solid pair of cleats that is durable and comfortable, give these a try.
There is a reason these have been the choice of many top players for so many years. As a side note, I have flat, wide feet. These are by far the most comfortable out there.
I bought these to replace my shimano cleats that had worn out. I tried some of the other ones that were non brand name from china and found that they did not hold up well. I went through 3 sets in about 2 months.
I have had been using these now for over a two months and they show no signs of wear and are built solid. The two colors of plastic are bonded together as opposed to the ones from china that were glued together and came apart after 2 or 3 rides.
These cleats have worked well. They were a little tight at first so it took a bit more effort to get them into the pedals at first but now they are working fine. These are definately worth the money and I plan on these being my go to cleat replacements going forward.
There are others made by a Chinese manufacturer which wear out too quickly because the coloured bits (black on this product) rip off from the cleat. The black bits on this cleat are part of the red plastic cleat and are just painted black so they can not rip off (which even happens with Shimano cleats).
Since the plastic is tough, this means that these Exustar cleats last as long or longer than Shimanos, and functionally I can’t tell the difference. Since they do not come in three different types and colours they may not be as pretty.
I’ve only used these for about 200 miles of riding thus far, but I have had no problems at all. This is the rationale for a 4 star rating. I’m able to click in pretty easily, and twist out when necessary.
I had Shimano or whatever brand has the yellow plastic, and I had a very tough time getting the right shoe out, even though both pedals were adjusted to the same level (carbon pedals with an adjusting screw).
Overall, very satisfied thus far, will update as appropriate.
Faux Leather sole Style#: AT5881-070 A micro texture from heel to toe gives you the touch you need for creativity across the field. For use on short-grass or artificial surfaces Soft synthetic leather wraps your foot for comfortable support.
The Nike Jr. Tiempo Legend 8 Club MG takes the touch of textured synthetic leather and adds a versatile multi-ground plate for traction on natural- and artificial-grass surfaces.
I got this backpack for my teenage son. He is going into Jr high and will have much more to carry than he did in middle school. This backpack is very well made. There are side mesh pockets to hold his water bottle.
Plenty of room to carry his necessities. The handle at the top is perfect when he just wants to grab his backpack and go. The straps fit him better than his pack last year. He loves it plus it’s Levi’s brand.
I’ve trusted and purchased this brand for many years because of the high quality items. They really last!.
I super super love my new Levi’s back pack alot! Theres tons of pockets and spool much space! I love that theres a pocket for my laptop as well! The fabric is really nice and durable and the straps are really comfortable they dont hurt my back when I have alot of stuff in it like other back packs do.
There’s plenty of room for all of my stuff! All together its a great back pack that I use on an everyday basis!.
Backpack is very bright and looks great, has a very sleek design. There is one outer pocket on the front, and a half hidden compartment on the back that is padded and would work for a laptop. Inside it has the main compartment as well as a few mesh pockets, one of which has a zipper as well.
I feel the backpack could hold a decent amount of items, and the make on it seems fairly sturdy as well.
New shoes? No problem! Snag a fresh pair of cleats so that, no matter which pair of kicks you toss on in the morning, you can still hit the road and stick to the pedals. These cleats will work perfectly with the Exustar RSL 11 pedals, or your favorite pair of SPD-SLs!.
Unleash speed other footballers dream of with the Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Elite. Vaporposite construction pares the upper down to the essentials, thin and responsive it incorporate All Conditions Control to ensure sublime touch no matter the conditions.
The stretchy Dynamic Fit collar and Flyknit tongue deliver a second-skin like fit while NikeGrip technology on the insole prevents feet from slipping. The outsole plate is crafted for speed, the split design minimises weight with the front section using Aerotrack Grooves for a super responsive feeling.
React and pivot faster than your opposition in the Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Elite.
I have been wearing Superrep for several years now and always keep several pairs in rotation. These sneakers are exactly what I need – comfort- cushioning and creative colors!! I box, do HIIT classes and run.
The cushioning component is critical to me and these sneakers deliver! I tried on many other sneakers that are specifically for just running but retuned all of them because nothing compares to this sneaker.
I have tried in the new model but I have to say prefer this generation. These went right into my “inventory “of Superreps in my closet. The fit of this color is exact- I’m a 9 and these are perfect (the black ones run smaller).
I’ve been wearing Nike air max since their inception ( I do miss the airmax 720) so I know what works best for me- these are a 10 star sneaker!.
These shoes are bright! They are definitely a fun conversation starter and “loud”, so if you want more of a subtle look or to “blend in”, these are not the cleats for you! They are also very narrow and snug.
I had a hard time actually getting my foot in, and I never considered myself to have wide feet before. After completely loosening all of the straps and stretching out the top, ankle sock area, I was able to squeeze my feet in.
They fit very snug, like a compression sock fit, which was surprisingly comfortable! I could only fit very thin socks on with these cleats, but after walking around for a bit, they formed nicely to my feet and were very comfortable.
The cleats are a nice, hard, plastic, so great for baseball, soccer, football, etc, and you don’t have to worry about tearing up the field or bags, while still having great grip and traction. They are also very breathable, which is a great feature! The high ankle piece was a little weird to get used to, but it ended up being nice and felt like it kept the cleat stable on my feet during running.
They didn’t move or shift because that piece held snug on my ankles. They came with a thin drawstring backpack that was nice for throwing them in after a game and not worrying about dirt getting everywhere, which was a nice added touch as well.
Overall, I was very pleased with these cleats, but they are very difficult to get on, which is why I took off 1 star.
Building on the 360 innovation of the 6, the Nike Mercurial Superfly 7 Elite FG Boot adds a Nike Aerowtrac zone to the forefoot and a slightly stiffer chassis to help supercharge traction. High-Tenacity Fit 360-degree Flyknit construction wraps your foot for a second-skin fit.
New high-tenacity yarn and a one-piece lining create a close, secure feel on the pitch. All-Weather Touch A new ultra-thin NIKESKIN overlay gets you closer to the ball for high-speed manoeuvres. The All Conditions Control (ACC) finish means you get reliable touch in wet and dry conditions.
Explosive Acceleration The lightweight forefoot plate features a Nike Aerowtrac zone with micro grooves. The angular studs combine with a new stiffer chassis for explosive acceleration with every step.
If there was only one pair of shoes I had to use for everything I do at the gym it would be a pair of Metcons. I’m now on my 3rd pair and have been buying them since the first gens came out. Great fit, comfy, they last for a long time and they are versatile enough to be used for just about* anything you will do in a gym or a crossfit box.
*For a crossfit style squat or clean workout these are fantastic with or without the heel insert. Unfortunately the same is absolutely not true for more focused and heavy leg or posterior chain work.
The removable insole is easily squished by ones fingers, and the inserts that go under it are barely any harder. This means the shoes will provide more of an angled cushion than angled platform which makes them poorly suited to even moderately heavy loads.
I haven’t experimented with where exactly the “line” seems to be, but if I had to guess I would say if its too much more than “WOD Weight” the change in ankle angle may not be worth the trade off in stability.
Summary: For most people I cannot recommend these highly enough. Anyone hoping to only need one pair of shoes for their Powerlifting is going to be disappointed. The insert is a nice idea, but its far too soft.
I still keep a pair of hard sole squat shoes around for leg days, but for everything else I do i’m wearing a pair of these.
I have owned almost every pair of metcons. yet, they all have some and more heal play mostly 3s and now 6s prolly the worst some play in the 5. Reading a few other reviews this seems to be not just me.
Pros: They very nice looking, stylish clean design. The foam inserts are very well made and engineered to handle the weight and more on the ball of your foot while tapering to lighter texture in the toe box.
The exterior is very robust and rubber is soft high grip. Your feet can breath like no other since its very thin and covered in mesh. Great shoe if you have wide feet. Comes with optional 8mm heel Insert which can be great for squats.
Uses mostly indoor gyms and squat racks, tread running. Cons: Price is pretty high for what your getting. Shoe is literally thin mesh in the toe box. The shoe is very stiff 3/4 the way to the toe box while making the hinge point very loose can be a bad thing applying a lot of pressure to areas front of the foot.
Heal slip is a big problem may or may not be how stiff the rear of the shoe is. Probably not a great outdoor shoe as I can see small rocks getting in the mesh and definitely nothing wet. Metcons life with most use indoors last about a year with little outdoor use.
Overall It’s a decent indoor shoe that looks stylish and somewhat practical. Most likely get the same if not better results out of a $40 pair of chucks.
They were delivered so fast, thank you for that. The cleats fit my Shimano pedals of my trainer bike. I love the easy click in and click out method (yesssssssss I am new to this) who knew that being clipped in make your pedaling more of a workout with no lost foot to pedal action.
The steel cleats fit perfectly on my Fizik and Northwave Maya shoes.
I just got a new pair of Exustar sandals and I wanted to start out with new cleats. I had been using Nashbar sandals and cleats. Big difference in the fit of these cleats to the pedals, much more secure, better fit.
Exceptional comfort takes a splendid form in the See Me high-top slip-on sneaker from Dr. Stretch gore panels ensure a snug fit in this Chelsea-inspired sneaker that has signature Insole Technology with anatomical cushioning for superb in-shoe feel.
These are so awesome & comfy! I can finally have a work shoe where I can wear low socks and not no-shows. And these are high top without being too high or have a hidden wedge. I originally ordered my normal size of 8.
5 and exchanged for a 9. I could almost get away with a 9. 5, so I think sizing up a half to a full size would be recommended. Now that they’re on sale, I’m getting the black color. Would love to see these in olive or gray.
They are a little snug to get on the first few times but they do loosen over time. These are best for more narrow feet than wide.
A last minute impulse purchase, these were the right size, color, and style for a European vacation as I didn’t want to wear gym shoes every day in Paris. These did not disappoint! Stylish and comfortable, these shoes had a roomy toe box and comfortable sole.
I walked 18,000 miles in pure comfort on cobblestone streets and up the Arc de Triomphe. Even my danish clogs couldn’t do that! So happy with these black pull ons that work with jeans or trousers.
These Flat Head Open Base Cleats are for use on smaller recreational craft and recreational docks. Not recommended for large boats or for use in commercial applications. Constructed of corrosion resistant hot dipped galvanized cast iron.
This is one of several purchases that I have made from Wholesale Marine. Their pricing is the best you will find and the products are of real quality. Shipping of orders is the fastest of any businesses that I order any products from.
This cleat was purchased to add to 5 others just like it on my new pier & dock. It is a quality, heavy iron cleat at a great price. No picture right now because the crew is still constructing my whole new pier, dock, gazebo and lift.
These are very nice cleats but don’t be surprised if you have to do a little work to keep them from fraying up your ropes. The galvanizing process can leave some burrs and rough spots that need to be smoothed down and it’s easily done with a file or Dremel tool.
I used a Dremel with a sanding drum and fixed up 10 in just few minutes. I’d give the five stars if I didn’t need to work on them. I almost bought the large nylon cleats and still like those a lot but for the money these are a great buy.
Cleats have recessed pockets for screw / bolt heads on top. These are “round” recess, probably dictates using smooth head carriage bolts to avoid line fraying. Others have recessed “hex” hole to accept hex head bolt and aid tightening.
Be sure you know want you want. Also, should have assortment of backing plates on display to help with mounting decision.
Get ready to rule the pitch in these stand-out Future Z 4. 4 football boots. They’re complete with outstanding FUZIONFIT+ technology, for a shoe that adapts to the shape of your foot to provide top balance and flexibility.
A Dynamic Motion System outsole offers enhanced traction and explosive multidirectional movements. On top of all that, strategically placed Creator Zones at the forefoot make for exceptional ball control.
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Love the color! Easy to spot on the field! Shoes are really comfortable and my son loves the tongue-less version of spandex material that wraps around his ankle. However, his cleats are literally falling apart after a brief walk on the concrete sidewalk.
He had only worn his shoes for his first practice. Afterward, he walked for maybe 30 yards in one of his brand new shoes on a sidewalk between the field and car (we needed to hurry. ). When we got home he showed me his cleats.
Two of his front cleats were chewed up, maybe 25% worn. Really soft rubber. a little disappointed in the quality and durability of the sole.
Buying a second pair. My daughter usually wears leather cleats because of how well they conform to her feet. However, she loves the fit of these and they are very comfortable. No blister issues upon breakin over 2 days of play so we are buying another pair to use on grass.
We’ll save the white pair for turf. Feet aren’t growing so it keeps us from having a cleat emergency. Hoping they hold up well, but construction looks decent. The 1. 1’s are definitely the most comfortable, but for the price and feel of the 2.
1’s, they are a good buy. 3. 1’s were a little stiff. Had to buy 1/2 size down from Nike.
The Nike Mercurial Vapor 14 Elite FG features a stripped-down design that uses the minimal amount of materials possible, so you can play your fastest from start to finish. A cushioned insole gives you non-stop comfort, and a specially designed plate provides instant responsiveness for quicker cuts at high speeds.
Minimal Components for Max Speed A stripped-down version of the Flyknit upper is the first of its kind. Use of the minimal amount of materials leaves only what is truly needed while reducing its weight in the process.
Dig In, Take Off The forefoot plate features a Nike Aerotrak zone with grooves for explosive acceleration. Chevron studs provide multi-directional traction with every step. Grip and Go NikeGrip technology on the insole helps prevent your foot from sliding when the game heats up.
While the Neo III is making waves, Mizuno has decided to offer an even more advanced model, called the Beta. This Morelia Neo III Beta takes lightweight, barefoot leather to another level. Utilizing the best materials, the Neo III Beta integrates more knit for a seamless fit, extremely soft leather, and a responsive outsole.
Of course, with the Made in Japan pairs you get guaranteed quality. Every pair is hand made by master craftsmen in Japan, ensuring they use the highest quality materials. When you invest in a pair of Mizuno MIJ cleats you are investing in quality not marketing hype.
UPPER: A super soft and thin kangaroo leather is used for the vamp of the boot. The stitch pattern ensures that the leather doesn’t stretch as you play. The midfoot utilizes a thin synthetic material that is extremely soft and lightweight.
It’s almost see through, so you know when you lace up the Beta, you are getting one of the lightest boots on the market. Knit used on the heel and around the ankle helps to reduce some harsh feeling around your ankle, and offers increased mobility all around.
BF (barefoot) knit on the tongue offers a seamless, one-piece upper feel around your foot. It stretches easily with your foot, so the Beta can still work extremely well for wide footed players too. OUTSOLE: A lightweight mesh in the outsole offers added stability and responsiveness, while still keeping things lightweight.
This allows Mizuno to use a thinner sole plate for an even more barefoot, and natural feel. Conical stud shape allows for optimal traction and pivoting ability on firm ground surfaces. SIZE NOTE: This unisex footwear is in men’s sizing.
Spent months trying to find this cleat in stock anywhere as my kid wanted it for this birthday. Tried soccer. com (initially backordered until late November 2021 and then changed to be backordered until mid-March 2022); tried Pro-Direct Soccer (did not have his size); tried Mizuno USA (did not have his size); and reputable European boot stores.
Finally found and received the shoe in early-to-mid-November. I gave the cleats to my kid as an early birthday present so he could get used to them; he was in absolute heaven — a leather speed boot with conical studs.
He loved them so much (after a few days of training in them) that he went so far as to say that he would never buy from the major cleat manufacturers ever again. Unfortunately, after only three weeks of use, the upper separated from the outsole during a college showcase weekend (see photo).
In spite of Mizuno’s Express Warranty, which states “For the products, Mizuno warrants to a consumer that they will be free from defects in workmanship and materials, under normal use, for the applicable warranty period.
The warranty period begins on the date of purchase by Consumer. Mizuno’s sole obligation under this express warranty shall be to replace the product with the same or a comparable product. This express warranty does not cover certain component parts of products such as laces.
,” Mizuno would NOT replace the defective shoe under warranty because it was NOT bought from one of only three authorized dealers: soccer. com, Pro-Direct, or Mizuno USA, which were the first vendors that I tried to buy from but could not.
In short, Mizuno does NOT stand behind its products. An awful waste of money on an early birthday gift that fell apart two weeks before his actual birthday. Disappointing.
X has mutated to give you superhuman acceleration. These limited-edition adidas football boots fire a classic comic book character onto the pitch. Cyclops and Marvel X-Men graphics light up the laceless Mirageskin upper and insole.
The raised forefoot keeps you on your toes. The low-cut Clawcollar locks your foot into the boot for game-changing stability. A springy Carbitex carbon-fibre insert on the outsole helps you blast through your rivals on firm ground.
The Adidas brand has evolved in style over the years and it’s been hard to capture the old school look and style and infuse it with the modern materials and production norms, but in this shoe, I think it’s a good job well done.
They are light weight as you would expect with a modern shoe, comfortable (if a little tight on the bridge of your foot if you have a higher instep, it’s not a wide shoe) and I would say identifiably Adidas, and the spirit of the brand is definitely on your feet.
Nicely priced and via Sports Direct, delivered fast and efficiently. I would certainly recommend them if you have a narrower foot, and think you, too, will enjoy your performance. In this modern Adidas Classic.
Bought these for my partner, he loves his Adidas trainers! Really pleased to get them at a fantastic price ( under £20). As always with Adidas we found it best to order one size bigger to make sure they are a comfortable fit.
They are slightly tight width wise at the broadest part of his foot, but he does have wide feet and they will give eventually, not uncomfortable to wear though. Very good choice of colours and the cloudfoam sole is SO comfy.
One of our fastest spikes, the Nike Zoom Mercurial Vapor 15 Elite is a close-to-the-ground shoe that will showcase the full range of your skills. For the first time in our history, Nike has developed an all-new 3/4-length Zoom Air unit designed specifically for soccer.
When the foot hits the ground, the fibers compress to absorb the impact before quickly returning to their original shape, allowing for explosive and powerful action. The upper is made of Vaporposite, a material that combines a grippy mesh upper with a premium lining for total ball control at high speeds.
The lining creates a textured feel on the surface of the upper. It’s flexible yet stable and wraps the foot perfectly. The soft, stretchy Flyknit collar wraps around the ankle for optimal support. Designed for speed, the cage inside the frame is made of a thin but durable material that provides optimal foot support on the plate without weighing the shoe down.
Tri-Star spikes provide multi-directional grip with every step, so you can change direction quickly and confidently. Heel lugs provide extra grip and stability when braking. Micro-texture provides optimal grip for better ball control and minimal bulk for a barefoot feel.
This boot is everything advertised, and so much more. Out of the box, I was very impressed with the high-quality materials and craftsmanship. I tested these out on turf and short grass, both wet and dry conditions, and was very satisfied with how effective the traction is.
On turf I actually stumbled a couple times here and there while I adjusted to how aggressively the cleats can stick your foot in place; if you’re someone that tends to drag your feet from time to time, I foresee a similar struggle in your future.
The upper is super thin, providing great feel and touch on the ball, but also very durable – after multiple outings, it still looks brand new and has yet to even register a crease. For the most part, the Flyknit collar does an excellent job of locking the boot in place and preventing slippage while making hard cuts and explosive movements.
As far as drawbacks, my main concerns are centered on sizing and back of the ankle collar. The shoe runs a little bit smaller than expected so I would recommend getting a half size up. The toebox is particularly snug and can sometimes be a little painful when decelerating quickly or backpedaling.
I’m sure that after some more breaking in it will become more pliable, but as-is I could see this becoming a problem over the course of an entire game full-speed. The collar is mostly great, however, it can sometimes bunch up slightly in the back along the reinforced seam where it is joined to the heel of the boot.
When this happens, it can create a very bothersome level of friction right over your Achilles’ tendon, and this would be my main gripe with this otherwise wonderful cleat. The friction is all the more noticeable because the rest of the boot (and the majority of the Flyknit collar) fit so seamlessly against the foot so as to be unnoticeable.
Perhaps this could be mitigated with socks that feature extra cushioning in the heel area which aren’t hard to find for football, American football, or basketball, but in my standard-thickness dri-fit crew socks it was very pronounced.
All in all, I absolutely love this boot and would highly recommend it to anyone considering a bit of a splurge on it. Just be aware that it runs a little smaller than expected, and if you’ll be wearing reinforced socks to take that additional thickness into account when selecting your size.
In the future I’d like to see Nike maybe moving that reinforced seam in the back somewhere it is less likely to bunch up and create extra friction; perhaps just to the inside of the Achilles’ tendon on either ankle.
Design: When you first look at these cleats, at least in the black colorway, it doesn’t really stand out from the crowd, but the silhouette is still quite beautiful. The paint and color choices are subtle yet elegant and the materials used are complimentary and feel premium.
The only flaw I can find in the design of these cleats is that some of the silver paint seemed to have smudged out of the factory. It was a relatively minor defect, but I would’ve expected better with a pair of cleats of this caliber.
At the end of the day though, these cleats look great on foot! Comfort: This is the area that I’m not completely in love with. First of all, these cleats fit like an absolute glove. When you slip them on the fabric material around the ankle and top of the cleat stretch to give a confident hold around your foot.
The first few times I put them on and took them off it was a little difficult, but I’ve gotten more accustomed to the fit and that’s no longer an issue. Tying the laces creates an extra secure fit but even with them untied I don’t feel like they would ever slip off.
Even having the fabric hugging my ankles make it feel more supported than usual. Now here’s where I ran in to some issues: these cleats feel great on foot but when I’m playing with them on, the soles of my feet end up hurting.
What do I think that’s going on here? To begin with, and like I mentioned previously, these cleats are quite minimalist. That includes the sole and insole of the shoe. I can feel some of the individual studs through the sole on a firm pitch and this pressure over time starts to hurt.
I wish there was a little more cushion and protection in this area. This design is great for mobility and performance but has negative effects when it comes to comfort. That being said, I would like to think the more I break in these cleats the less this would be an issue.
Performance: The area I live in is quite wet. This means that we have artificial grass on most playing fields. I’ve historically had issues with traction with other cleats on this type of pitch, but I was pleasantly surprised to not have that issue at all with these.
Regardless of whether it’s wet or dry, I always feel like I had a firm grip on the ground! The upper material was a synthetic that was also pretty new to me. It feels somewhat “plastic-y”, but this wasn’t necessarily a bad aspect.
This material choice allows for an ultra-thin yet durable cover between your foot and the ball. I felt like I could feel the ball much more naturally than other cleats and the ball did exactly what I wanted it to do.
I had some initial concerns about performance in wet weather, such as the material getting more slippery in wet weather, but I noticed no problems there. Verdict: At the end of the day these are a great pair of cleats.
A wonderful and lightweight design with performance that allows you to play your best. Ultra-thin cleats aren’t for everyone, and overall comfort might be slightly sacrificed for it, but if you have a history of using cleats like these or have no problem allowing your feet to get acclimated, you won’t be disappointed!.
As there is no clear evidence that they are effective in preventing or treating the condition. Some experts suggest that cleats may help to provide stability and support for the foot, which may help to reduce pain and inflammation.
However, it is important to speak with a doctor or certified athletic trainer before using cleats for severs disease, as they can help to determine if they are appropriate for your individual case.