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Posted: 8/27/2013 7:46:03 AM EDT
In order to assist getting back in shape, I recently started with a "pick-up" outdoor soccer group that meets once a week.

They have two equipment rules:
  1. no cleats

  2. no shin guards

This is primarily to discourage people from going 110% and the resultant/attendant injuries, but also heads off a lot of butt-hurtedness.

I've noticed several of the players wear indoor soccer shoes (soft gum rubber outsoles).

This actually seems to work better than my cross-trainers, as I've had the ground bite my ass a few times, and the other people not at all.  It could also be that they're used to it...

I've asked around, and "indoor soccer shoes or cross-trainers" seems to be the consensus, but was also wanting to put this to the group here to see if y'all had any better ideas for appropriate footwear in this context.

Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 8/27/2013 7:49:38 AM EDT
Outdoor soccer with no cleats or shinguards?

They're asking for more injuries, not less.

Anyway, turf cleats would be best if they're allowed.  http://www.soccerpro.com/Turf-Soccer-Shoes-c39/

Otherwise, go with indoor I guess.  Stupid rules in that league though.  


ETA:  Cross trainers aren't a good idea if you'd like to be able to strike the ball with any sort of consistency.  You need some sort of shoe actually designed for kicking a ball.

Link Posted: 8/27/2013 7:50:58 AM EDT
Addias Samba's
Link Posted: 8/27/2013 7:52:48 AM EDT
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Outdoor soccer with no cleats or shinguards?

They're asking for more injuries, not less.

Anyway, turf cleats would be best if they're allowed.  http://www.soccerpro.com/Turf-Soccer-Shoes-c39/

Otherwise, go with indoor I guess.  Stupid rules in that league though.  


ETA:  Cross trainers aren't a good idea if you'd like to be able to strike the ball with any sort of consistency.  You need some sort of shoe actually designed for kicking a ball.

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Did you mean Sambas??  If so, those are REALLY slippery outside.  




ETA: I see your edit now.  

 
Link Posted: 8/27/2013 7:55:09 AM EDT
...nevermind.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 9:35:41 AM EDT
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Outdoor soccer with no cleats or shinguards?

They're asking for more injuries, not less.

So... I've found out a bit more since I first posted.

The 'injury prevention' rationale is because it was mostly hippies who started this group, and originally they all played barefoot!

I've seen a few of them play now.  The mix tends to change from week to week; never the same group twice.

There are also some guys and girls who play in 'minimalist' shoes (Vibrams, flip-flops, hemp sandals, and whatnot).

It's certainly a 'different' vibe.

Anyway, turf cleats would be best if they're allowed.  http://www.soccerpro.com/Turf-Soccer-Shoes-c39/

Otherwise, go with indoor I guess.  Stupid rules in that league though.  

Not really a league... these are hippies, for the most part.  More of a self-organizing collective...  

ETA:  Cross trainers aren't a good idea if you'd like to be able to strike the ball with any sort of consistency.  You need some sort of shoe actually designed for kicking a ball.

Yeah, I'm starting to figure that out...
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 9:48:36 AM EDT
I would stay away from the screw in turf cleats, but the mini-nub things made for artificial turf should be fine.  I always preferred those anyway unless it was real wet or muddy.
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