leather is heavier, but when you buy it you want it to fit like a glove and it shapes and streches around her foot plastic is lighter but you can crack the cleat but is also makes you r feet sweaqt more As with most things, the answer is, "it depends". Here's a brief rundown of what you can expect from leather and microfiber:
* More breathable than microfiber * May be stiffer than microfiber to start, but tends to end up being more flexible, as it breaks in over time * Will stretch and conform to the foot * Will absorb water * Prices are in the $50 - $150 range Microfiber:
* Not as breathable as leather * Can be soft right from the start, but won't soften any further * Won't stretch * Can be treated to be water-resistant (but keep in mind, more water-resistance usually means less breathability) * Can be lighter than leather (also will stay lighter because of less water absorption) * Prices vary from $75 - $300 There are essentially two kinds of leather used in leather shoes: Calf-skin and kangaroo. Calf-skin is the less expensive alternate, and is rarely found in shoes over $100, unless it is specially treated. Kangaroo leather is rare on shoes priced less than $100, but is considered superior, as it can be made thinner (for better touch on the ball), and still remain relatively durable.
Virtually every top of the line shoe has a microfiber upper. Whether the advantages listed above are worth the extra money is a matter of personal preference. The high-end (microfiber) shoes also tend to come in every color imaginable, which appeals to some. You can find excellent shoes made of both materials in the $75-$125 range.
Having played and coached, I prefer leather. It's more breathable and comfortable in general. Most leather shoes today don't take more than a few training sessions to break-in. I've also seen players get a lot more blisters from microfiber/synthetic shoes.
Some differences between metal and plastic cleats are that metal ones may be more expensive they offer more traction of turf grass. Similarly, metal cleats are rigid while plastic ones can bend. Plastic cleats may be better for younger players and metal cleats are more suitable for older or adult Baseball players.
Metal is better because metal lasts longer and provides better traction. Safety is the only drawback. Fielders can get hurt when a runner slides into base with metal cleats. It will also do a lot of damage getting stepped on by someone wearing metal cleats. The only reason to use plastic is for artificial turf or because the rules forbid metal.
== == Baseball cleats are metal, and always that way. Softball cleats can be rubber, plastic, or metal. Metal cleats are only allowed in high school and college softball though.
they wear metal cleats instead to get more traction, grip and speed
There is no difference. The only difference there MIGHT be is the bottom of the cleat. You can have METAL or MOLDED cleats. There are softball cleats that are metal but the majority of the time the baseball cleats TEND TO BE metal and softball cleats TEND TO BE molded. BUT, metal cleats are allowed in softball, made for softball, AND VISE VERSA. SO IT REALLY WOULDN'T MATTER WHAT CLEATS YOU BOUGHT.
for baseball metal cleats are usally the one you want do to the dirt but with metal cleats you cant cut as good like the molded ones trust me i had a pair for football if its not turf you want detachable
Football cleats are designed to help the athlete dig in and resist force against his/her movement forward. They have cleats that are molded mainly horizontally across the shoe to give more front driven support. Baseball cleats also have support for front driven movement, but, unlike football cleats, they also have cleats that are positioned vertically along the side to help better support side to side movements as well. Baseball cleats can either be molded plastic or metal - metal cleats are not permitted in football.
Baseball cleats are made of either metal, rubber or plastic. The most common baseball cleats are made with metal spikes.
Cleats for little league players use plastic cleats
Mizzuno mens 9 spike metal cleats
Football cleats are heavier and more supportive, whereas baseball cleats are lighter. Baseball cleats can use metal spikes, while those are not used for football cleats. Studs on baseball cleats tend to have the same length, while for football cleats, the length varies. :D your welcome !
yes, metal cleats are completely legal in pony league.
They do. Get the ones with metal studs if you can.
Yes, metal cleats are allowed in every middle and high-school.