My son, Hunter, recently received a new pair of soccer boots for his birthday. I was educated that we no longer call them “soccer cleats”. Over the last couple of years, I could not help but notice that most of the guys that my son plays with or against have very vibrant and colorful soccer boots – much different than the black and white soccer cleats of my era. There is also a wonderful advancement in the design of the footwear including the location of the lacing, the seamless toes, and the material that the outer shell is constructed of. The one thing that has not seemed to change is the excitment a young man experience when purchasing and wearing for the first time a new pair of soccer boots!
There is an addition benefit for us as parents – it is very easy to spot our son on the soccer field now!