Best for natural grass soccer fields and some field turf surfaces. You may see them also listed as "FG" soccer shoes. Our featured products include stuff from Nike, adidas, Puma and New Balance. All designed to keep you at the top of your game.
Typically, a player will evaluate a firm ground cleat based on the upper material and design and the cleat pattern. The "Upper" is the top of the shoe and is made of either a synthetic material or from leather. Many manufacturers will cater the Upper to the type of player using the shoe. This includes:
• weight of the shoe
• enhancements to the soccer shoe to promote better
touch, control or power for the soccer player.
The cleat of the shoe provides the necessary traction while running in a soccer practice or game. Most cleats are either a conical or bladed shape. Each one has its advantages in how it provides grip and leverage when running and cutting from side-to-side. It is recommended to find a cleat pattern that feels best on your foot and reduces any uncomfortable pressure points. For younger players, a rubber outsole (cleat) is recommended because it is a softer material and will still provide the necessary traction.
Nike ACC: What is it?
All Condtions Control or ACC is a great addition to Nike boots and it actually works! ACC is engineered to offer the same level of friction on the ball in any weather. Nike added this to their high-end boots to offer players something that is exclusive to Nike. The ACC technology is a treatment process to the boot in the process of creating the boots, so the ACC will not “rub off”. Something to know is that ACC technology does not make your boots waterproof. There is not a waterproof soccer cleat available today, but ACC is the closest we have to one. ACC will make your boots water resistant. Nike have been very secretive about the technology used on these newer boots which is understandable considering how well ACC actually works in making your cleats more water resistant. Something that ACC helps a lot is the use of leather boots in the rain. Having the ACC technology on a pair of Tiempos, helps the boots to last longer out in the rainy, wet conditions. It is truly putting Nike in a class of it’s own in terms of getting closer to weather-proofing cleats. ACC technology is here to stay and it will be exciting to see how Nike keeps improving this incredible technology for future soccer cleats... read the rest!