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BT214 - 09 Apr 2022
These cleats meet a majority of the basic requirements needed for field play/training, but do lack some features of making it a "top tier" product. I'll break down a few features of my experience in them: Fit: These do run fairly narrow and would recommend going up half a size. My foot is an average width and my true size is 11. In Nike's, I usually wear an 11.5 or 12 and the 11.5 was just a tad narrow along the sides of my upper foot where the ball joints align. The toe box is also pretty narrow as well and while my toes had just enough room, If your toes tend to widen out even just a little, you will have some discomfort. There is a decent amount of support in the heel to keep your foot locked in despite the sock-like upper which is a plus. There was also adequate room for the arch of my foot, but again, if your foot is even somewhat wide in width, I'd get the half size up. Design: I'd say the highlights of the shoe do appear in its design. It has a very light, low-profile design with a sock like upper which gives some breathability and increased mobility. The upper is pretty flexible and has a lot of "give" which helped me since it was a narrow cleat. The stiffness in the heel does help keep the foot locked in place to offset the increased mobility from the upper, although I do wish it came up a little bit higher. If you have ankle issues or a tendency for twists/sprains, it might not be the pair for you. Feel: Because of the low profile, it does provide a lot of ground feel and precision which can be a pro or con for some. Because there is a lack of cushioning and you feel pretty much all impact from the ground, I wasn't a fan. Spikes provided adequate grip and didn't have any problems with traction. Overall, I think this was an average pair of soccer cleats. I typically use soccer cleats to play flag football and field workouts and while this did get the job done, I think improvements can definitely be made in comfort with some sort of minimal cushioning and a little bit more heel stability to be universal among athletes. If you enjoy feeling the field and playing with a light-weight pair, I think this would be a solid pair to get.
394882b6-530b-401c-8754-871fd65f1d61 - 06 Apr 2022
I had no problem with them except for the sock line take a minute to get used to. But otherwise, they are really good!
Lou - 04 Apr 2022
Overall, a very stylish and solid pair of cleats. Definitely a very snug fit with the sock-like construction, and they dig into the back of the heel a bit. It might be worth considering getting a half-size up depending on how close you are between foot sizes. Otherwise, they're pretty comfortable and look great!