Wear Questions: Cleats & Spikes

Below are examples of what may happen if cleats or turf shoes are not cared for properly.

  • Cleaning cleats/turf shoes after a game
    • Cleats or tread may become compacted with dirt causing less traction on the field or surface played on
    • Not cleaning the upper may cause stains
  • NOTE: Do not submerge cleats or turf shoes in water
  • Wearing the wrong cleat/turf shoe for the activity needed
    • This may cause the cleat to bend or the tread to wear faster than expected
    • The upper may separate from the sole due to strain on the upper as the shoe may not be designed for the movements being made
  • The shoe is not the correct size
    • Holes may form near the heel or toe area if the shoe is too short
    • Holes may form in mesh due to friction if the shoe is too long or wide
    • Sole may separate from the upper due to added stress if the shoe is too short
    • Tears may appear on the inner or outer portion of the shoe across the ball of the foot if the shoe is too narrow
    • We recommend having feet measured prior to purchasing any new footwear 
  • Stepping on the back of each shoe to take it off, especially without untying or loosening them first
    • Causes friction around the collar and inside of the heel 
    • This stress may also cause the lining to pull away from the upper
    • May cause the back of the heel to separate from the upper
    • Outsole may loosen or separate
    • We recommend untying or loosening shoes before taking them off with your hands


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