Selection of Soccer Cleats: Nightmare or Lack Of Knowledge?

Which soccer cleats do you need?

There are many options. All this marketing nonsense. It is. This question has no easy answer. It can be difficult to find the right soccer cleats, but it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. If you have the necessary knowledge, you can easily find the best soccer shoes for your child or yourself.

Let’s take a look at what you should be looking for when buying soccer cleats.
You want them to be comfortable, free spbo not just the price.
How do you find out if they provide enough comfort?

It won’t.

You can improve your chances of purchasing comfortable soccer cleats by taking into consideration the following:

1. Manufacturer

2. Genuine Leather or Synthetic.

3. Type of Studs

4. Size

Let’s discuss these factors a bit more.

The most popular brands are Nike and Adidas. They are popular for a reason. They are the best available on the market.

Nike has made huge strides in the past few years, even though Adidas has been making soccer shoes for “forever”. Both companies produce high quality soccer shoes.

Nike’s shoes are not something I have worn. My sons played soccer using both brands. After trying them both, my younger son decided to stick with Nike shoes while Pat (older), prefers Adidas shoes. Both are extremely happy with the selections.
Are you able to explain why?

They have different feet. Pat’s foot is wider than his brother. Adidas cleats are wider than Nike’s.

If you are a:

* For wide feet, look for Adidas Soccer Cleats.

* If you have a thin foot, consider a pair Nike Soccer Cleats.

It would be unfair not to mention two other brands that are almost as good or better than the ones mentioned above.
Diadora and Puma.
You may also like other brands such as: Umbro or Kelme, Mitre, Lotto, but only if these brands are not affordable to you.


Every soccer shoe’s upper is either made of genuine leather or synthetic material.

Which is better?

True leather…in the opinion of my heart. It is a great option for anyone who wants to play soccer.

True leather has a unique feel that gives you the ball’s feel. It molds to your feet, providing great comfort. It lasts longer than synthetic material. It is also healthier for your feet.
Synthetic materials won’t allow the feet to “breathe”, causing sweaty feet, blisters and other problems in the future.

…( Of course, there’s a “but”
…True leather shoes are more expensive.
There are a few types of leather that can be used to make soccer cleats.
Full grain leather is the most affordable. Full grain leather shoes for soccer can be slightly more expensive than artificial. It would be worth spending $10-20 more for better shoes.
K-Leather (Kangaroo) is the best leather on the market. Although it’s more expensive, it’s still soft and durable.
K-Leather soccer cleats are a great option if your feet don’t grow as fast as you would like and your budget isn’t too tight.

My “non-synthetic soccer shoe” rule is not complete without a second “but”: high quality synthetic soccer cleats.
These soccer shoes feature special microfiber technology, which upgrades synthetic materials such as PU (polyurethane). The PU is made soft and strong by this technology, which gives it a similar feel to a natural product. The top Super-Microfiber material is as expensive as leather!

Today, almost all of the top-ranked footwear manufacturers in sport use microfiber materials. Nike, for example, makes its top-quality cleats out of super-lightweight synthetic material called KNG100 (Air Zoom Total90) and Nike Skin (Mercurial Vapor). Adidas Predator Absolute, its latest creation, was the first to use microfiber (there’s also a Kangaroo and leather models).
My “non-synthetic glue cleats” rule applies only to regular synthetic materials like PU (polyvinylchloride) or PVC (polyvinylchloride).

Studs Type
Molded Studs
There are two types of soccer cleats available.
Traditional – A sole with round studs, usually between ten and fifteen.
The X-Grip or Bladed shape These studs are slimmer than round ones and strategically placed at different angles to give a player better footing.
Traditional soccer shoes have molded round studs that are universal. This is because these cleats can be used on both hard and soft ground. They are not recommended for use on extremely hard or dry surfaces (turf shoes would be the best choice) or on a very soft, wet surface (screw ins).
The X-Grip is designed for specific field conditions. We have to choose from soccer cleats that are made for hard (HG), firm(FG) and soft (SG). The type of soccer field you play on most should guide your choice.
If you play on all kinds of surfaces, I would recommend-traditional round studs.
If you want to keep your style fresh, buy X-Grip (FG) for firm pitch.
The best situation would be to have at least two sets of soccer cleats, one for each field. But, who has the means to afford this? It is not possible for many people to afford it.

Cleats that can be replaced (screw-ins), are highly optional.
They are not necessary for most young soccer players. Screw-ins wouldn’t be of sufficient use due to the low quality of youth soccer fields.
Unless you play on a lot of great, soft fields, and have more cash, screw-ins cannot be your only soccer cleat. This type of equipment is not allowed in some leagues.
The soccer cleats that you purchase must fit perfectly. This means that the cleats should be as tight as possible and close to your foot. Close fitting shoes provide the best touch (the ball feels more at your feet).
For my 16-year-old son, I typically get soccer shoes that are 1/2 the size. Because leather expands over time and molds to your foot, this is because it’s not as durable as synthetic. My 10 year-old son’s shoe size is determined by the fact that synthetic doesn’t stretch and junior cleats aren’t too expensive.