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Post by Balzo1 9/8/2013, 15:48

Hi, I'm going to start playing football in a club very soon, and I'd like to buy some cleats in the near future. However I'm a bit confused, because I don't know whether I will be playing on fake turf or real grass. (I think a mix... I know they have a fake turf field). I also don't know which position I will be playing (tho not CB or GK).

So two questions:

1. Since I am just an amateur, does it really matter which cleats I buy for my position? (In that case I'll have to wait till I start and the coach tells me where I should play?)

2. I'm very confused on this fake turf - real turf thing. Do I need two seperate cleats for each type of grass? Also I've heard of football cleats that are playable on fake and real turf. Would these be good to get, or are they rubbish?

Any other advice you have for me?
Thanks!!

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Post by viepr149 9/8/2013, 18:10

Buy normal soccer cleats. They work on turf and give you way more traction than "turf" shoes.

Don't spend too much on them because its your first pair. Around $100, you want a shoe that fits nice and snug. But if you go too cheap (Like I bought a pair at Wal-Mart for $20 because I sent in my F50's to Adidas cause they broke. The Wal-Mart shoes were bad, didn't give good base of support and did not fit good at all.)

Stay with either Nike or Adidas because they have generous return policies if anything happens to the shoes. Generally when you play on turf the shoe takes more of a beating because it's a harder playing surface. (If anything does happen Google their customer service return number and you send the shoes into them. They will send you a new pair)

I'm currently using Adidas NitroCharge. Amazing shoe.

Goodluck!

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Post by Balzo1 9/8/2013, 23:19

Hey, thanks a lot. But doesn't normal shoes tear down very easily on turf?

And does it matter what position I play or should I just pick some boots?

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Post by TheRedStag 9/8/2013, 23:39

Copa Mundial

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Post by Luca 10/8/2013, 00:45

Look for shoes with 'FG'- Firm ground cleats. You'll be able to wear them on artificial turf and grass. Do not purchase 'SG' because they are metal studs and are usually not allowed on turf as well as them not being ideal for the surface.

As for style I would suggest Adipures or Nike Tiempos for comfort/style/price. As for position, I would leave it to the coach at first and once you'll play you'll find what you're good at and where you're best suited.

Just work on fitness and general technique until then. It will help greatly in finding a position.

Good luck

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Post by Balzo1 10/8/2013, 10:57

Alright, thanks a lot Luca. I just wanna be completely sure here, because I see varying opinions on the topic: I can use FG boots on artificial turf without tearing them down? Even if I only will be playing on artificial turf? (which I don't know yet)

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Post by Guest 10/8/2013, 13:18

I only played on Artificial turf because that is all we have in my city and I am not a fan of wearing cleats on them. For starters, the cleats will damage the turf and while I don't have experience with this, I've heard you can get caught up in the turf when wearing the wrong boot.

I found these to work great on the turf I was playing on...
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I would also suggest that you try the Tiempos (Nike) or the Predator (Adidas) - my foot did not work well with Adidas shoes, so I decided to stick with the Tiempos.

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Post by Luca 10/8/2013, 18:02

Balzo1 wrote:Alright, thanks a lot Luca. I just wanna be completely sure here, because I see varying opinions on the topic: I can use FG boots on artificial turf without tearing them down? Even if I only will be playing on artificial turf? (which I don't know yet)

Thanks!
Well, let's put it this way. Turf shoes are cheaper but if you play on grass you won't have a good time.
They won't get worn down in a season of soccer regardless of surface. FG if you're going to be on both surfaces.

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Post by VivaStPauli 10/8/2013, 20:09

Buying football cleats for the very first time Fuballschuhe-adidas-kaiser-5-liga

Wearing these bad boys. Adidas Kaiser 5. Love 'em. Get 'em.
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Post by ELO 10/8/2013, 22:39

TheRedStag wrote:Copa Mundial

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Post by Balzo1 10/8/2013, 22:44

Ok, thanks everyone !Smile

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Post by ioilersrock448 10/8/2013, 22:48

Buying football cleats for the very first time Cheap-adidas-F50-micoach-adizero-TRX-FG-cleats11

I've had them for 2 years and play on turf and grass and they are fantastic. I play everything except for CB and haven't had any problem. I strongly suggest buying a pair.
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Post by Zealous 10/8/2013, 22:57

Just get a pair of Copa Mundials. I have two lol
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Post by VivaStPauli 12/8/2013, 22:46

Copa Mundials are great as well, I wrecked mine last year, I got the Kaiser 5s on a whim and TBH I can't discern a difference in performance. Took me like 10 minutes to adjust to the Kaisers and I love them just as much. Prefer the Kaisers because of the name.
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Post by ELO 12/8/2013, 23:03

The Kaiser 5 is basically a slightly cheaper version (lack of kangaroo leather)... So yeah.
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Post by TonyDaBeast 13/8/2013, 19:31

cant go wrong with the Andrea Pirlo style Nike Tiempos, been wearing them for football since 15, im 24 now and there still the best
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Post by B-Mac 13/8/2013, 19:59

Nike released a pair of boots this year similar to the Copa Mundials and meant to compete with them called the Nike Premiers, Nike's fit my wide foot better, always have worn Nike.

I do want to try a pair of the new Adidas Predators tho, have to get to a store and see how they fit

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Post by Eman 14/8/2013, 01:06

I'm not saying to actually do this, but I have a friend who got away with it recently:

Find the nicest shoes in the store, place them into a box of a cheaper boot, and see if you can get away with just paying the cheap shoes price. If they open the box and notice, say you just grabbed the first box that was your size after trying on the ones on display. It's a dishonest thing to do, but considering my friend runs around in the top-notch edition of the Nike Mercurial Vapor IX's when I'm using the $200 cheaper version of the same boot and paid MORE for it than he did for his, it's hard not to consider it Laughing
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Post by Luca 14/8/2013, 01:10

Sure, unless you have morals rather than just a fear of getting caught.

Seriously though, I have a friend like that. I had a pair of mercurials from him that he stole in a similar way, bartered them to me for my total 90s back in the day. Proud

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Post by Tomwin Lannister 14/8/2013, 01:15

Lmfao dat tactic ffs.


Reminds me of when some old guy got caught trying to get free chewing gum

He wedged a few packets into the plastic wrapping you find around cans of Coke. Proud
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Post by B-Mac 14/8/2013, 01:48

pls Proud

i used to work at Sportchek (sporting goods store in canada)

co workers would go to the back shoe room which has NO CAMERAS ffs Laughing stuff shoes in there waist band of pants and walk out the store at end of there shift with them Proud

the room where all the shoes are stored, had no camera Laughing what genius designed that place I wanna know
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Post by free_cat 14/8/2013, 09:24

It's very important to buy specific artificial grass cleats if you are playing more than 5 games a season in artificial grass.

Playing with regular cleats on artificial grass tires you a lot more and it's easier to get ankle injuries.
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Post by Eman 15/8/2013, 01:54

free_cat wrote:It's very important to buy specific artificial grass cleats if you are playing more than 5 games a season in artificial grass.

Playing with regular cleats on artificial grass tires you a lot more and it's easier to get ankle injuries.
Definitely agree on that point. I rolled my ankle several times last year in an indoor league wearing normal cleats. I have always had a weak ankle, but it was ridiculous. I actually chose to wear normal indoor shoes for the second half of the season and didn't have any problem at all once I changed my footwear.
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