Soccer cleat companies often have multiple factories for the various parts of a soccer cleat. Some house all components into a large factory, yet these areas and still split apart. One factory will normally produce the material for the cleat whether it is a kind of leather or synthetic. Another factory will be in charge of producing and shaping the sole plate or outsole of the cleat where the studs are located. A third factory is then used for actual production of taking all of the components of the cleat from the upper material, to the insole, to the inside of the shoe, to the sole plate and outsole and actually put them all together in a very strategic way.
All steps in the process are very important and meticulous. It is important to use those who have experience producing the best of the best, which Just Play Cleats has done. We have formed partnerships with factories who are fantastic at producing all pieces that go into a soccer cleat.
Common materials used in soccer cleats:
Pros: Leather tends to be very comfortable and allows for a good mold on the foot when playing soccer. The more expensive leathers of kangaroo and Goleo or calf leather tend to have a lighter weight than full grain leather.
Cons: Leather is not water resistant and to make it so requires frequent treatment of the soccer cleats. Without treatment, soccer cleats made of leather that are wet and subsequently dry and get wet again can crack and deteriorate.
Pros: Synthetic material has now become very high quality and is comparable to any material in its durability and flexibility. The material is water resistant and tends to be one of the lightest materials that is used for soccer cleats.
Cons: Synthetic material does not mold to the foot as well as leather cleats. Some times some synthetic material does not tie as tight on the shoe laces as some leather cleats.