Designed to slip over boots and shoes used in sports like football, rugby, baseball, American Football and golf, this clever accessory eliminates the need to change your footwear after training or a match.
Cleatskins shells are made from SKINTEK rubber, a formulation of compression molded rubber, and come in two designs – pull-over and slip-on.
Footy-Boots was supplied with a pair of the Cleatskins Premier, designed to to serve as a time-saving, practical solution for active families by protecting studs from wear and tear and extending the life of cleats on asphalt and concrete surfaces. The machine washable shell also forms a sealed barrier around dirty cleats to help keep dirt and grass out of your home and car.
While the Cleatskins‘ may have a practical purpose, they aren’t exactly a must have fashion accessory. It seems to me that the Cleatskins are very similar to the abhorrent “Crocs” looks wise but with a more purposeful design. Because of their appearance, I have my doubts that you’ll be spotting your mates wearing the Cleatskins and their boots around town, but I can see the product becoming very popular with families and younger grassroots players.
In my opinion the idea of just slipping the product on after a game versus taking off your boots will take some getting used to. But in saying that, the practical solutions offered by the product are hard to ignore both for younger and older age groups.
If we look at football, the Cleatskins are perfect for avoiding having to laboriously tip-toe across concrete surfaces going after the ball that was meant to have gone “top-corner” from 30 yards out. They are extremely easy to slip on and off, and could potentially add months to your boots lifespan.
I’ve loved having mine on hand, simply for that purpose. There is nothing worse than having to walk through an alleyway, across a concrete playground or a stone pathway before or after your match, knowing the fact that you’re damaging your boots. The Cleatskins save you that worry and additionally are actually quite comfortable. Being made of rubber, they are extremely durable as well.
The rubber shells come in a wide range of colors – Jet Black, Blue Ribbon, Royal Blue, Kelly Green, Lime Green, Lemon Chrome, Orange and Formula One Red to name just a few.
In the US, the Cleatskins range starts off from $19.95 up to $29.95 and if you want to buy direct, international shipping is available via UPS. The product is beginning to make an impact in Europe, though it looks as if golfers have taken to wearing it quicker than footballers.
Following our review of the Cleatskins Premier, Richard Kay who holds the patent on the product, got in touch with us with some comments which we though you ought to see. He also included a couple of images which show branded Cleatskins matched to particular boots.
Thank you for posting about Cleatskins!' We love feedback, particularly from players like you who help to make our product better.' Please keep it coming.
We completely understand comments regarding the look but ask that you take a look at Cleatskins which match your cleats.' Adult athletes generally prefer that, unless they’re making a definite “team” statement.' As you can see with the photos of Cleatskins produced for Liverpool, it’s a nicer blend.
We’ve worked very hard to ensure that Cleatskins provide a great fit and feel fantastic, while protecting studs, providing traction and eliminating the need to carry a second pair of shoes.
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**The Cleatskins offer previously mentioned in this post is now closed**