It can be extremely difficult to fine Soccer Cleats for your kids, especially when you’ve just started to get into the sport yourself. Are they the same as football cleats? (American), will they be safe to use? How should they be cleaned and handled? These are just some of the questions that come to mind when it comes to soccer cleats.
Not to mention that they can be notoriously difficult to find, especially in the delicate lockdown situation that we have in the country. To make sure that you and your family can enjoy playing soccer with your kids at home, we at CrossBar took to the internet to help.
We took the liberty of checking out different models and sizes of cleats that fit kids, asked some families about their choice of brand and threw in our own experiences to help you make the best choice for your kids.
So without further ado, here are the Top 7 Best Cleats for Kids (in our opinion of course)
For our first pick, we went a little old school with our choice of cleats. When we started playing the game, we started with the black and white cleat design which were basically our training wheels. The Adidas Baby Goletto VII are a lovely throwback to the same kind of design.
It’s very light weight, which makes it easier for your kid to jump around and work their new cleats out. The leather is synthetic and it has a ground outsole. We prefer the lace closure for our kids’ cleats but that may be cause we’re rather old school.
These cleats are a great way to break your kid into soccer and show them the ropes before going for the more, glamorous option.
Of all the kids’ cleats we’ve seen over the last few weeks, we felt that the Vizari Sealth makes the perfect gift for those looking to get their girls/boys into soccer early. The shoes in general have a unisex approach to them, meaning you can buy these shoes for both girls and boys without any issues.
One of the best things about these shoes is their durability. They go on for years without needing a replacement, and we especially liked the two-color texture that goes more in line with the modern design palettes for soccer cleats. The inner sole is extremely comfortable and allows plenty of room for maneuverability as the shoes aren’t too tight.
If your kid is geared towards a more attack minded position in football, then these are definitely the shoes you should consider. The insides are incredibly soft and aren’t hard on the feet at all, allowing your kid to dribble effortlessly and easily without any fear of skin damage from use.
These soccer cleats have the newest laceless boots design which according to adidas allows for more control with your shots and your running than the previous designs did. No socks are required to wear them, as the laceless design itself more than makes up for it.
It’s an amazing fit for your ankle and the plethora of colors that the cleats themselves are available in makes for a great choice for your kids when they go out to play with their friends.
A specialty from the PUMA Collection, as they have very few cleats that can have been specifically made for the younger players. The PUMA Spirit III goes a long way in making up for that. They’re comfortable, stylish, and rigid with multiple colors to choose from.
The best part is that these cleats are available for kids of all ages. From toddlers to young U-10 players and even beyond. They’re available in three distinct colors; yellow, blue and purple. The rubber soles makes for excellent grip so that your kid doesn’t pick up an injury while playing and PUMA’s new ‘boot engineer’ technology will make sure to give your kid the edge on the field.
We’ve also recommended our own PUMA Soccer Cleats if you’re interested in them.
Your child has probably once or twice, talked to you about Cristiano Ronaldo or like us, maybe they have pictures of him in their room and idolize him, these are basically the ‘CR7 cleats for kid’ that they’ve been pestering you about.
The cleats have a dynamic collar that stretches across your foot, keeping you safe from tackles. The studs under the cleats help you stick to the service and not slip around too much. Cristiano Ronaldo himself wore these exact shoes as he’s signed by Nike so giving your kids that info will surely get them excited.
If your child’s feet are extra sensitive, there is extra platting done on the top of the cleats for more durability and comfort. They’re specifically made with the aim of replicating a midfielder or a striker, if that’s where your kid plays then these are the best soccer cleats for your kid.
The Adidas Predator is a masterpiece in its own right. It’s incredibly comfortable, beautifully designed and they’re SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT. Kids love cleats that are easy to handle, wear and take off and thanks to their wearable sole, all of that is achieved effortlessly.
It makes for a great Christmas Gift for your soccer-loving kids as these cleats are not just stylishly popular in 2020 but the color scheme makes them irresistible. Too bad the black color is currently not in the market nowadays but it’s definitely something you should keep your eyes peeled for.
This entry into the list of best soccer cleats for kids in 2021 is different. The brand LittlePump is something completely out of left field, and we’ve been so impressed with the comfort that these cleats provide for kids. The cleats are breathable which go really well with your kid’s comfort.
They have this design system that’s called All Conditions Control (ACC) which is designed to give you great control in wet, windy, dry, and slippery conditions on the pitch. These are surprisingly lightweight with a great grip around your ankle, makes them an amazing buy for any kid looking for soccer cleats. The Fly-Knit Mesh has a sock-like sensation, so at least the player won’t have to carry socks around with his soccer gear which is a huge plus specifically for me (I hate socks).
There you have it. These are some of the recommendations that we’ve made when it comes to soccer cleats for kids of all ages. From toddlers, to 10 year olds and above, hopefully over this Christmas period we’ve been able to help identify the best gift for your soccer loving bundle of joy and they can play like their favourite players on the pitch again.
Until Next Time!!