Even though your child isn’t a collegiate athlete yet, that doesn’t mean that any athletic shoe or even any kids’ soccer cleat will work for youth players. Kids develop technical skills easier, gain more confidence and leverage their imagination as little creators (which means more fun!) outside on the field when equipped with the right kids’ soccer cleats on their feet.
Learn the basics about kids soccer cleats for beginners, intermediate and more advanced players to figure out what will meet your child’s needs.
Kids soccer cleats for beginners and rec development
Kids new to outdoor soccer, or playing at low intensity to learn the game and have some fun means the most important factors are size, comfort, traction then color design for pride and confidence.
If your child is starting soccer indoors, shop for kids indoor soccer shoes and Artificial Ground (AG) indoor soccer cleats.
Kids soccer cleats for intermediate select or classic club
If your child is advancing in soccer, they’ve already begun creating their individual style of play. These creators need a youth soccer cleat with some technical upgrades that can aid their personalized performance. Match the style your youth soccer player tends to create the most disruption with on field with the technical upgrade to support it.
SPEED – When your player loves to push up faster, or fly past their opponent. Look for youth soccer cleats with a super-lightweight upper and outsole like SPRINTFRAME for explosive speed and stability.
CONTROL – Your technical player is all about their flashy footwork. Look for a lightweight youth soccer cleat with NON STOP GRIP (NSG), a thin layer of raised dots on the upper that keeps the ball sticky to their feet for ultimate control.
AGILITY – For youth players, who think quickly on their feet, make quick turns and pivots and appear to always be in the right spot at the right time, look for youth soccer cleats that mold perfectly to their feet with zero-wear in time needed. A secure, sock-like fit can be found in the PURECUT sock system.
Kids soccer cleats for advanced competitive club
Highly competitive, elite youth players who use the pitch as their personal canvas can create more when given all the tools to work with. A youth soccer player at this stage might already fit into men’s or women’s soccer cleats. Shop for men’s soccer cleats here, and women’s soccer cleats here to find the right fit for your all-star.