Shoebox Savings Blog
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Win Big Today with the Right Soccer Cleats
While there isn’t much equipment necessary to play the game of soccer, it is important to be knowledgeable on the required equipment in order to make a good purchasing decision. Besides the soccer ball, and if you’re a boy, a cup, the most important purchase you’ll make for you or your child are soccer cleats. In soccer, unless you’re the goalie, you’re going to use your feet a lot, so it’s important to find a shoe that fits well and supports your position. While you may not become the next Landon Donovan with the right shoe, you will be able to enjoy the game without fear of injury or blisters.
Because of their design, soccer cleats should fit more snug than regular shoes. Soccer cleat are narrower on the upper portion where the toes are in order to help the user get a good feel for the ball. Consumers should aim to have a half an inch between the toes and the shoe. More than this will cause blisters, while less may increase the risk of injury.
Also, the type of cleat you’ll buy may depend on the position you play. If you are a forward or mid-fielder, you should consider buying a lighter shoe. A lighter shoe will make you faster and make you less tired as you won’t have to exert as much energy to move. However, if you a defender, you may want a heavier shoe for protection. There is a greater likelihood that you could get stepped on, and a heavier shoe may save you from injury. Other things to consider when purchasing cleats are the types of fields you’re playing on, and whether or not you want your cleats to be detachable. Shoebox Savings has many cleats to choose from, so browse around and find the one that will help you score the winning goal.