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Alright soccer parents, I’ve got the new Youth Nike5 Elastico’s and as a fellow parent, I thought I’d give you a head’s up on these shoes. Now when my son goes to buy a pair of soccer cleats, cost doesn’t generally come into his mind, he wants whatever is popular so he won’t get laughed at by the other kids on his team.

For my part, I want to buy him a pair of shoes that will be comfortable, protect his feet, and won’t fall apart mid way through the season. Unfortunately, the most popular ones are usually too expensive and of poor quality, and it ends in an argument.

For that reason alone I was relieved to see he picked out these Nike5’s, which are only $31.49 at soccerpro.com. I’m not going to pretend understand the coloring, and why its popular, but for my part I like the way they look on the field as I can always tell where he is. The shoes are also double stitched all over, most importantly where the leather connects int the sole of the shoe. This means they won’t tear away from the sole easily, and should last for at least one season depending on the surface you’re kid is playing on.

The shoes are also designed for comfort on hard court surfaces. The upper is synthetic leather, and its got a sock liner underneath to help your soccer players feet stay dry during the match. The sockliner also offers a lot of cushioning, especially on the heel and above the toes, which also softens the blows from tackles and gives a softer touch on the ball. The coolest feature in the shoe is the low-profile design, which provides great traction, and helps with ball control.

Overall, its a high quality shoe that should hold up well and is really popular right now. At $31.49 on soccerpro.com, affordable, and can even work as regular walking around shoes.

Written by: Phil, soccer dad, soccerprose.com

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About the author: Matthew Wall


I've played soccer since I could walk thanks to my father and love keeping up on all the latest gear and gab. I'm in my twenties, and I'm lucky enough to have found work in search marketing for a leading soccer retailer after completing my M.A. at Georgetown in 2008. My team is Liverpool, and national side is Ireland, but I've also got a passion for GAA and a number of sports. Feel free to give me a shout on Google+


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