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How to Buy Perfect Soccer Boots

New soccer cleats are always a great idea, but as with any shoe you want to make sure you choose the appropriate size for the activity.

This is especially important in this case because soccer cleats should be worn differently from your winter boots and even your running shoes.

Winter boots should be worn a half size bigger than normal because you want room for thick socks with a little extra room.

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This allows air to circulate and also helps insulate your shoe. Winter boots that fit too tight can also cause your feet to get cold quicker.

Most other shoes are meant to have a little room in them, especially when you are younger. And most people like to have a little room in their shoes.

When buying soccer cleats, however, you want to make sure that they fit very snug.

This means buying cleats a half size smaller than what you normally wear. For example, if you normally wear a size 10, then you would buy a size 9 ½ for your soccer cleats.

You want to have snug fitting soccer boots for several reasons. For one, the shoes will stretch some and form to your foot no matter if the material is synthetic or leather.

Your big toes should be right up against the material of the cleat. This will most likely feel a little different at first but remember that the material will stretch.

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Each shoe company makes cleats a slightly different size and fit. Some cleats are narrow, wide, smaller than normal or larger than normal. You need to figure out which cleat type fits you the best.

The less the amount of material and room in your shoe the better. Wearing slightly smaller soccer shoes has plenty of benefits on the field as well, such as allowing you to feel the touch of the ball better. So next time you’re out shopping for cleats, always remember: think a half size small !


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3 Responses

  1. Jim Paglia says:

    I’ve found there are eleven key factors to look for in soccer shoes. Buying a pair a half size smaller than you usually wear seems irrelevant if the manufacturer sizes are smaller/narrower than most.

    The worst thing a parent can do is buy a shoe for a child “to grow into.” But shoes that are too small can be as damaging. I’ll-fitting shoes can contribute to gait misalignment, joint problems and major foot issues.

    Wearing blade style cleats can lead to severe knee and ankle problems because they don’t give when pivoting as conical shaped cleats do. Proper arch support, flexible heel guards, and stitching in the toecap that can irritate feet are just four basic considerations for any player.

    For years, the leading shin guard manufacturer in this country has sold different length and width products for players ranging from the tiniest tots to the largest men using exactly the same ankle protector insert. Parents put the shin guards on there little one, see these oversized ankle guards and buy shoes large enough to fit the guards inside the shoe because they don’t know better. And the child starts their playing career sloshing around in the wrong shoe.

    Soccer shoes in specific sizes for girls and women are not always readily available. Buying shoes designed for men and boy’s feet, just “smaller” is a huge mistake. Manufacturers constantly tout that equipment and apparel contribute to performance and yet they do little in the way of helping to advance an informed public. Instead, fashion and professional player emulation are all you hear from them to justify the overpriced market offerings.

  2. Dena says:

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