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Soccer Cleats

History of soccer cleats!!

The earliest known pair of cleats was created for Englamd's King Henry VIII in the 16th century. The king's personal shoemaker was asked to create a pair of shoes for him the were stronger and provided much better grip than his usual boots for the purpose of playing soccer. Before the start of world-wide production of cleats, players used to innovate by adding bits of buckskin to the underside of their boots, this helped them in acquiring a more powerful grip.

Information on soccer cleats!!!

There are three different types of cleats, designed for different surfaces. Soft ground cleats have removable studs or blades that vary in size and are designed for soft fields. Firm ground cleats have studs or blades built into the sole of the shoe that are designed for typical fields with a normal amout of give to the surface. Hard ground cleats have dozens of tiny grips across the sole to provide traction on extremely hard ground and artificial turf. One of the most important matters that soccer cleats complete for soccer play is to give traction. The cleats assist to grip the ground, allowing players to change direction very quickly and without getting hurt. Especially on wet, slippery grass, changing path very quickly is extremely difficult if you do not have shoes that can get a good grip onto the ground. There are several soccer cleat companies that are older than adidas (1924) and still in existence. They include Gola (1904), Valsport (1920), and Hummel (1923).
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