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Old 08-29-2012, 09:01 AM #1
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cleats?

how well do track cleats work as far as playing mid and front go?
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:30 PM #2
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they work fine, however they are quite thin imo. they do have a benefit in being light though.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:11 PM #3
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I'm a big fan of turf cleats for football.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:56 PM #4
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I like my turf soccer cleats. Track cleats are really a poor choice IMO because the turf or grass isn't like a track and the running we do is also very different. Soccer and football are Mich better choice IMO.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:59 PM #5
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Are we talking legit track cleats? Most places will not let you play with them considering they use small metal spikes instead of larger plastic/rubber ones. You can hurt others, but most importantly in their mind, you will make swiss cheese out of any inflated bunkers.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:16 PM #6
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I use a pair of soccer turf cleats, works on dirt, and turf and whatever else. 30 bucks on eastbay.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:47 PM #7
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Are we talking legit track cleats? Most places will not let you play with them considering they use small metal spikes instead of larger plastic/rubber ones. You can hurt others, but most importantly in their mind, you will make swiss cheese out of any inflated bunkers.
Heh, I've seen that happen. Field owner was pissed
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:00 PM #8
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Nike Mercurial soccer cleats. Light, grippy as hell.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:29 PM #9
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they are not metal they are nike moweman series track and field. iv ran some drills in my back year and they grip really well. they only have plastic spikes and grip on the botton. check them out and tell me what ya think.
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:11 AM #10
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Track shoes don't have spikes in the heel. They are great for getting up to speed but can slip out from under you when trying to stop (like running up to a mayan and what not) and they aren't designed for cornering.

Soccer cleats have good grip, but they don't have toe spikes. The lack of toe spikes can reduce your speed if you line up sprinter style. Soccer cleats are nice and light but don't have as much as much support as football shoes.

Most folks say football cleats are the best choice. They have toe spikes and offer a good balance of weight and support. Turf style is probably your best choice.

I've been using exalt cleats with the golf spikes and they given me great grip on all surfaces including grass and the slippery indoor I practice at. Those are another option as well.

Exalt or football are probably your best choices.
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:24 AM #11
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I bought JT cleats. Coming in the mail. I hope they're good.
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:48 AM #12
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Anybody have opinion on HK Shredders or the Exalt Cleats?
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:29 AM #13
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my opinion is that they're too expensive for what they are.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:41 AM #14
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lacrosse cleats are also very good, they are similar to football cleats. The lacrosse turf type cleat looks really good to. They have a bunch of rubber 1/4"or so studs that stick off the bottom from the front to the back of the shoe.
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:44 PM #15
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I use to use Lax cleats up until they finally died. I just got exhault cleats and will be trying them out this weekend. I will let you know what I find out.
I am pretty picky with my cleats as I shattered my ankle when I was younger and had a few surgeries to fix it. So I am huge with needing support for my cleats. Football/lax cleats do a good job. Soccer cleats don't protect my ankle like I would want them to.

just my two cents.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:34 PM #16
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Football cleats + sliding = a good way to get a torn acl/mcl

Baseball cleats are designed for sliding... turf cleats are fine too and so are soccer cleats.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:06 AM #17
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so then do you all think track cleats are a no no or are they in the middle?
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:26 PM #18
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:56 PM #19
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I just tried the JT cleats for the first time today and it was awesome.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:58 AM #20
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Football cleats + sliding = a good way to get a torn acl/mcl
LOL!! Don't slide feet first and you will be fine!!

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so then do you all think track cleats are a no no or are they in the middle?
Not good... no heel spikes for stopping or cornering.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:52 PM #21
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i wear the exalt TRX cleats and have never had any issues with them but can be a little pricey. i have seen soo many different types of cleats on the field and it always comes down to personal preference.

and the first cleats exalt put out were like track cleats that didnt have any spikes on the heel and people still liked them.
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