Turf Cleats worth it?

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  1. strikerbrian

    strikerbrian Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Queensbury, NY
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wear Mundials as well, indoor. Best indoor sho I have ever worn. Also have lasted the longest.

    Melting snow and ice and spring mud are kinda the natural state of things where I live. Fields don't really dry out until sometime in June. And then by the end of the fall season the snow is falling again. Craziness is a requirement sometimes I think.
  2. saabrian

    saabrian Member

    Mar 25, 2002
    Upstate NY
    Leicester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Absolutely get some turfs.

    I was playing pickup last summer on a local turf field. And I accidentally grabbed my cleats instead of my turfs and every time I cut (which obviously happens constantly), it felt awkward. I only ended up playing at half speed because it felt so vulnerable. You probably don't want to be playing at half speed.... certainly your teammates don't.
  3. anobles10

    anobles10 New Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    Rome, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I used to play and referee in Adidas turfs, but I started getting terrible shin splints while wearing them. I was treating them with ice and rest and everything, but it wasn't helping. When I switched back to cleats for both refereeing and playing, the shin splints began to go away with the treatment.
  4. Laird Harrison

    Laird Harrison New Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    FC Barcelona
    Some research shows that the risk of injury is lower with shoes made for artificial turf when playing on that surface. But overall injuries on the newer generation artificial turf surfaces are about the same as on grass.
  5. Vulpine

    Vulpine New Member

    Mar 18, 2016
    NEVER wear Blades on Turf. This my friends, is a classic example, (at roughly 1:30, you will see the Bladed boot 'catch' on the Turf) :

    Conical Studs are also dangerous on Turf. They can catch the same way. Wear a Turf Shoe, or an AG soleplate. If all you have is Flats, then play in those. Do not risk it. It is not worth it.

    I remember the Totti injury like it was yesterday. Totti was wearing the Diadora Totti 10 Pro's, on a Turf pitch (Bladed soleplate). (Those shoes were the predecessor, to the popular Diadora Maracana RTX 12). I too witnessed a man's ankle snapping, just like that. 5 feet away from me. He was wearing Blades on Turf, in a soccer game. Got caught in an awkward turn, going for a loose ball, then SNAP! Broken ankle. (He had to get metal rods in during surgery). Don't say I didn't warn ya.
  6. JenniferRipley

    JenniferRipley New Member

    Jan 12, 2017
    AC Milan
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  7. dethfire

    dethfire Member

    Jun 24, 2005
    I think it depends on the turf. I've played on turf for 10 years 3 times a week where most people wear outdoor cleats and never seen a injury due to cleats on turf. Flats are way too slippery on lush turf and soft stud turf shoes don't give you the traction.
  8. Vulpine

    Vulpine New Member

    Mar 18, 2016
    Interesting. That is very different from what I have seen. Have seen multiple ACL injuries. These people were wearing Blades, on turf, each time. Not every Turf field is the same, that is true.

    When I wear my Adidas Mundial Team Turf shoes, they provide the best amount of grip for turf. They feel extremely stable. In their element. There is no risk of them catching on the surface either. My pair of Mizuno Morelia Neo AS (Artificial Surface), are a little less aggressive. But basically provide the same amount of grip. High heat or rain, they perform well. No slips, or catches. They were engineered for turf, and the application works well in reality. Too much grip on turf is not a good thing, it can be a very dangerous surface. There is no "give" like natural grass.
  9. TedBundo

    TedBundo New Member

    United States
    May 3, 2017
    We spoke with a soccer field construction company when we were thinking about getting a new soccer field at one of our parks. He recommended going with the flat turf shoes. There is really no need for regular soccer cleats.
  10. Paczek_Villa

    Paczek_Villa New Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    KP Legia Warszawa
    I use turf shoes, the ones with the small rubber protrusions for a lack of a better word. I recently got injured playing on turf while wearing turf shoes so I stopped playing on it completely after several injuries over the years. Playing on turf constantly is a killer on your body (hips, knees, ankles) no matter what shoes you wear.
  11. Walia Ibex

    Walia Ibex Member

    Oct 2, 2019
    I bought turf cleats but I never felt comfortable in them. I got injured twice with grass cleats on turf so I think I'm going to transition to turf shoes.

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