One of the reasons soccer is so popular all around the World is because you can play everywhere, and no fancy or expensive equipment is needed — except for what you wear on your feet.
There’s where soccer cleats come into play — literally. Let’s understand what they are, their purpose and why players use them.
Soccer cleats/shoes in America (football boots in the UK) are the footwear used when playing soccer; a required item in a player’s gear. Their low-cut, snugly, and lightweight construction provides support, speed, agility, traction, and grip — essential for a player’s top performance on the field.
The above explanation doesn’t explain everything so let’s expand on the topic!
What Are Soccer Cleats?
A soccer cleat is the type of footwear players use when playing a soccer game.
In North America, soccer shoe is another name for soccer cleat — they are the same thing. In England, they call it a football boot. The name of the sport is Association Football — soccer is just a short name.
Soccer cleats are an essential item in a soccer player’s gear.