Field Hockey Cleats + Turf Shoes
What is the difference between a turf shoe and a cleat?
The purpose of a cleat is to provide maximum traction in soft grass or mud-laden field. The cleat studs are meant to dig into the ground upon impact to help avoid slippage. Turf shoes are designed specifically for artificial turf surfaces and have a larger number of closely positioned, short rubber studs or nubs on a flat style soleplate.
Are there different cleats or turf shoes for different sports?
Yes, we do not have soccer cleats in our inventory. We sell field cleats and turf shoes for lacrosse and field hockey. We also have cleats for softball. The stud arrangement on the sole is different between field cleats and softball shoes.
Are there different shoes for field hockey?
Field Hockey players can wear field cleats and turf shoes, provided they are low top and the shin guard can fit correctly. We sell Under Armour and New Balance and are thrilled to have Adidas shoes in our inventory. These shoes are designed for extra protection from a field hockey ball and stability for quick movements. The Fabela X was designed for the USA team to play on water turf fields. The nubs on the bottom are sharp to provide traction on the wet surface. The Adidas Fabela Rise has a great tred and could easily be used on turf or field.