They were studded shoes to support them when running on the grass. This gives them a better grip. SO they were studs (football boots)
Footballers wear cleats, shoes with studs on the bottom to get a good grip in the wet soil.
Football shoes have studs on them as studs make the lower part of shoes more rough and " the higher the roughness of a body the higher the friction will be when it interacts with other object". In this case the studs interact with grass or ground..
The studs help to avoid the football player from slipping on the damp turf when playing a game of football.
Yes, they so that their shins ar protected if kicked with the studs of a football boot.
No, it will ruin the cleats.
They usually wear cleats. They are shoes with studs on the bottom so the player has good grip on the ground.
The grooves on the soles of shoes and boots are known as the treads. Running shoes may have spikes for grip on grass running tracks. Football boots have studs, also for grip on an often slippery, grass football pitch.
Studs are on the bottom of the cleats. Or they are the really good soccer players that are studs. :)
I think they are, players just don't tend to wear them as modern boots tend to have moulded studs as they save time and look better.