football season and the air is thick with tangible excitement. Every person
worth his or her salt is tuned in to this all encompassing fever. Small
wonder then that every kid on the block aspires to become a footballer. How
do they start working towards their dream? Simple, they buy themselves a pair
of football shoes!! But, buying a pair is not as simple as that. There are a
few things one needs to consider while shopping for a pair of football shoes
also known as cleats.
What is so special about them?
The football shoes or cleats have metal or molded studs attached
to the soles for added grip while playing. They provide proper hold, footing
and swiftness while playing on the field.
How do they help?
The football shoes have studs hammered into the soles. These help
the player get proper grip while running on the field, be it slippery or
otherwise. Lack of studs hampers movement and might even cause serious injury
to the player.
Types of football shoes
The football shoe are designed according to the type of ground or
surface used for playing. The football shoes used on soft ground has
removable studs while those meant for harder surfaces have studs that are
hammered into the soles and cannot be removed. The football shoes meant
for very hard grounds have many, tiny nubs. These provide proper foothold and
stability even on hard unnatural surfaces. The football shoes are also made
on the basis of the player’s position on the field because each position will
require a different skill and movement.