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Lightest cleat

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by 51sDad » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:35 am

Does anyone know who makes the lightest youth cleat (non-metal)? I'm guessing one of the Nike low cleats. Can anyone confirm?
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by smash » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:17 am

My daughters have tried many different cleats and they say the lightest cleat they have worn and is still durable is the Nike "Air Diamond."
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by txfastptchcoach » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:41 am

A organization in Houston believes in there kids wearing soccer cleats. They are much lighter than softball cleats.
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by SlapLeather » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:23 pm

The Mizuno Whatley is a very light shoe from what I have heard.
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by 3Bsnag » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:26 pm

Yep, Mizuno Watley's. Model # says something like GS or SS, and Super Lite. I think they were 9.6 oz which is the same, if not lighter than, soccer cleats. Great cleat, order true to size.

I don't know about youth, may just be adult sizes???
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by 51sDad » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:40 pm

The Diamonds are just a tad heavier than the Watley/Finch. I never even thought to look at a soccer cleat. Are the differences enough to warrant looking into them? I'd probably experiment if I could find a comparable youth shoe that was less than 9oz in a woman's size.
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by 51sDad » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:45 pm

Just found the Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly weighing in at 6.8oz in mens :o
I wonder if one could play fastpitch in these though.
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by Spazsdad » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:25 pm

51sDad wrote:Just found the Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly weighing in at 6.8oz in mens :o
I wonder if one could play fastpitch in these though.

At a list price of $350 and a web price of $209 I don't want to try and find out :o
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by smileygirl » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:16 pm

3Bsnag wrote:Yep, Mizuno Watley's. Model # says something like GS or SS, and Super Lite. I think they were 9.6 oz which is the same, if not lighter than, soccer cleats. Great cleat, order true to size.

I don't know about youth, may just be adult sizes???


My DD wears these and loves them because they are so light. They are G2 superlite SS
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by kingskid » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:29 pm

The problem with a soccer cleat is no front teeth. You will slip on take off. nothing on front because you kick with them....
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