Originally Posted by BreakShot
You can not replace the spikes on the HK cleats.
I just got my Exalt TRX cleats and they work very well. I played a 7 hour game and my feet were pretty sore toward the end, but the traction was great. I would recommend the less agressive spikes (they come with 2 types of spikes) for longer games, but if you are paying for less than 5 hours, I think the normal set-up would be the best (agressive spikes in the front and tame ones on the heal section). They are supposed to be good for turf, but I have not used them like that yet.
You would not want to wear them without the spikes though, as you would get junk in the holes (where you screw in the spikes) and the rubber on the bottom of the shoe feels soft, so you might wear the small rubber spikes down (they are molden into the sole). If you were going to wear them without the spikes, you would be better off with regular shoes.
The HK cleats would be more comfortable for long matches, but since you can replace the spikes on the TRX, I bet they would be more effective long term (when the HK's wear down you would have to buy a new pair, when the TRX spikes wear down you would buy more spikes).
I hear that you lose spikes with the TRX, but I put a small dot of blue locktite on the spike threads and I didn't lose any during that 7 hour event.
The spikes come with some teflon tape on them.. The Golf style cleats have an easier time of falling out, but mine have only come loose when I didn't tighten them enough.
I prefer to run the mud/turf/golf spikes on the toe and the outside of my foot. Everywhere else are the plastic spikes.
Initially they will cause soreness from the pressure of the cleats, but they were fine after a couple days in them.