How to play soccer...
The best of the best.
Our top picks for soccer cleats.
Based on not only value, but also comfort and game performance.
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Nike Air Legend FG Firm Ground Soccer Shoes
UPPER: Extremely soft all over kangaroo leather.
Contoured Last and External heel counter offer an
excellent fit and comfort. Features visible Zoom Air
unit in the innersole board along with a hi-tech molded
Sockliner for in-boot comfort. OUTSOLE: Glass fiber
shank and toe for lightweight rigidity. New stud
configuration offers great comfort, traction and ball
control. For use on firm, natural surfaces. WEIGHT:
(11.2 oz.) This is the shoe
I wear. The best I ever purchased. About $130.
Nike Tiempo Ronaldinho FG Firm Ground Soccer Shoes
UPPER: High performance kangaroo leather with a unique
fusion of strength, durability and touch. Molded
Sockliner with full-length Poron inserts for enhanced
cushioning. OUTSOLE: Lightweight TPU with three forefoot
flex zones and textured stud tips for Ground Control.
For use on firm, natural surfaces. WEIGHT: (11.6 oz.)
Awesome cleat worn by my some and
three of my players with spoiled kids. About $140.
||Same as above but in black.
Nike Tiempo Mystic FG Firm Ground Soccer Shoes
UPPER: Ultra soft, Full-grain leather with high-density
EVA Sockliner. OUTSOLE: Innovative
TPU outsole with new stud configuration for great
comfort, traction and ball control. For use on firm,
natural surfaces. WEIGHT: (11 oz.)
Best all around affordable cleat. I would put EVERY
youth player in these if I had the choice. About $59.
all our top picks leather? Let's just say this. We tried several
non-leather shoes and ALL ended up hurting our feet or not offering
enough protection from impact of kicking. I will NEVER buy a
non-leather cleat again.
compared with the extensive research for running footwear, the
biomechanical properties of soccer cleats have received little
scientific attention. Only recently, players, organizations and shoe
manufacturers became more interested in modern concepts of athletic
footwear design for soccer cleats. Prevention of injuries and
performance enhancement are the key factors for any athletic
footwear design. Shooting performance with five different soccer
cleat constructions was evaluated, using methods for the measurement
of ball speed, shoe deformation and tibial shock. The results of the
study demonstrated the benefit of biomechanical analyses for the
improvement of athletic footwear.
ball speeds, the subjects showed low intra-individual coefficients
of variation of less than 2% during the repetitive trials for a
given shoe. This high repeatability in shooting performance of the
individual players is a good basis for detecting statistical between
shoe differences. Using an ANOVA (ANalysis Of VAriance
between groups), significant between shoe differences were found for
maximum ball speed, peak outsole deformation , peak outsole
deformation velocity, and shock to the body.
the concept of energy return, one might expect higher ball
velocities with an increase of shoe deformation and/or shoe
deformation velocity. However, one shoe model showed an opposite
behavior. A regression analysis revealed low determination
coefficients between ball speed and outsole deformation (r²=0.11) as
well as outsole deformation velocity (r²=0.04). Similarly, low
determination coefficients were also found for peak tibial
acceleration against ball velocity (r²=0.04) as well as outsole
study demonstrated that ball velocity and shock transmission to the
body is influenced by shoe construction features. For a variety of
different cleat constructions, no trend could be found, relating the
deformation of the soccer cleat to ball speeds. For a better
understanding of the underlying mechanisms, a future study should
investigate identical shoes, only differing in the stiffness of
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