All Cleats are NOT the same. The Differences Between Soccer, Baseball, Football, and Lacrosse CleatsBy Alex Flanagan

My son recently got flagged for wearing his football cleats in a soccer game. Who knew cleats aren’t one sport fits all? Apparently, all cleats are NOT the same. (OK. I actually did, but thought I could get away with it.)

Are These Cleats Worth $250

If you haven’t shopped for cleats, WARNING… it’s not as easy as it seems beforeyou go shopping. Read this quick 101 on cleats. (If you need more visuals, see my cleat 101 video).

My three tips:

Make friends with a family with older kids or children with bigger feet and ask for hand me downs. Cleats are expensive and often only last a season because your kid’s feet are growing.Buy neutral colors. If you have both boys and girls, they can share a black or blue pair of cleats. I didn’t think of this until my son boycotted wearing his older sister’s nearly new pair of hot pink soccer cleats.In a pinch, use soccer cleats. Soccer cleats are the most versatile of cleats, unlike football, baseball, and lacrosse cleats, which CANNOT be worn in Soccer. You can wear soccer cleats in lacrosse, football, and baseball. (Not recommended for ultimate performance, but they will be allowed by the official.)

ALL CLEATS ARE NOT EQUAL

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Alex Flanagan co-founded I love to watch you play in 2015.


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She was flying home from an NFL work assignment when a learning specialist, who was sitting next to her, shared 5 reasons she shouldn’t feel guilty missing her son’s game. She shared their conversation on her own website alexflanagan.com, and the response was so overwhelming it inspired her to create ILTWYP to help parents like herself navigate youth sports.