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Find Kids' Cleats for Young Athletes
Get them ready for the season in kids' cleats designed for lockdown fit and traction on the field. They'll tear up the gridiron in kids' football cleats and bend it on the pitch in kids' soccer cleats. From youth baseball cleats for the diamond to wrestling shoes for the mat, outfit your budding athlete in performance-ready kids' cleats.
Cleats designed with lightweight leather or synthetic upper provide the right blend of durability and lightweight feel on the field. Some sport-specific cleats, including soccer cleats, come with a more narrow fit than typical street shoes, while kids' wrestling shoes tend to run larger.
They'll feel confident as they step onto the field in kids' cleats crafted in a variety of colors, styles and construction. Shop top brands like Nike®, adidas®, and PUMA®.
Think about the level of ankle support they may need in the game. Football cleats and lacrosse cleats are available with high, padded ankle collars for added support and stability.
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What to Look for in Youth Cleats
Prepare them for the game by choosing footwear and cleats crafted specially for their sport. Consider the length of their studs and whether they are molded or detachable:
- Molded cleats are affixed to the bottom of the shoe as non-removable hard plastic or rubber. These types of cleats are generally recommended for beginning players
- Detachable cleats are removable and can be screwed on and off for easy replacement once they become worn. These cleats can be changed based on field conditions or weather
Ensure that the outsole of their cleats provides traction yet bends and flexes with the natural movement of their foot. Their outsole should provide not only grip, but ample shock absorption.
An internal sockliner in athletic footwear is essential, helping to support their foot and enhance the fit of their shoe. Choose a sockliner treated to wick perspiration from skin for a dry, fresh feeling when they're pushing the pace.
Make sure their shoe is built with a cushioned midsole, so they stay comfortable on their feet. Look for a supportive Phylon or EVA midsole for contoured, natural-feeling cushion.