How Do You Buy Youth Soccer Cleats?
Since soccer is synonymous with the feet, footwear is the most important item you’ll buy for a youth player. Cleats are the mark of a soccer player, and they facilitate safety and efficiency of play. Study the offerings. There are many types and styles of cleats. Understand fit. Cleats should fit snugly, with no more than a thumb’s width of space between the toes and the front of the shoes. More serious players want close-fitting shoes to facilitate the best touch (the feel for the ball). Remember, leather stretches and then molds to the foot. Choose looser-fitting shoes for young children so that the cleats don’t affect the growth of the feet. Try on cleats with soccer socks and shin guards to ensure proper fit. Check out the soles. Regulation rubber studs provide traction and stability. Replaceable studs are only for older, more serious players. Buy for the short term. Attempting to purchase cleats to last two seasons (fall and spring) may result in roomy shoes that cause blisters.