Soft Ground Cleats (Replaceable Cleats)
The construction of the shoe is based on removable studs, usually made of plastic or metal. the tall stud height combined with the 6-stud standard make the replaceable cleats especially good for wet, muddy and tall grass conditions.
What makes the soft ground cleats so specific to rainy and squashy conditions is the tall nature of the studs, allowing a longer spike to penetrate the ground. The significant decrease in the number of studs also plays an important role promoting less grass build-up between the studs and allowing the studs to sink more.
Over the years, soft ground cleats have seen a tremendous transition from the stand 6-stud circular screw-in studs. Now, replaceable cleats come in a large variety of shapes and sizes. Although the functions of replaceable cleats still hold true, companies have since developed creative concepts for their removable studs. Interesting advances in stud technology include manipulating the shape and materials of the stud, and reconstructing the sole.
- Soft/ Soggy Grass
- Wet/Muddy Natural Surfaces
- Long/Tall Grass
Bottom Line: Replaceable cleats specific to wet or soft conditions and high natural grass fields. They are discouraged from being worn on synthetic fields, due to the field damage and increase risk of injury.
- Firm Ground Cleats (Molded Cleat)
- Soft Ground Cleats (Replaceable Cleats)
- Hard Ground Cleats
- Turf Shoes
- Indoor Shoes (Flats)
- Custom Inter-Changeable Cleats (Tunits)