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Discussion: Best cleats

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Dec. 13, 2009
seniorsbfart
45 posts
Best cleats
In my 60's and looking for the best cleats.
> hard rubber cleats ?
> nubble turf shoes
> something else ?

any tips would be great,

thanks
Dec. 13, 2009
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
I would say turf shoes unless playing in wet outfield then cleats.

I'm an infielder so turf are much easier on my feet. (and yes I use that term loosely).
Dec. 13, 2009
Player25
Men's 55
51 posts
I like the Tanel 360 cleats for wet grass or soft conditions and the Tanel 360 turf for other times. I play of.
Dec. 13, 2009
wagon487
Men's 50
518 posts
i play in the outfield, wear 3n2 turfs, have had no problems.....rain, dry, snow....it don't matter..no problems
Dec. 13, 2009
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
I like Akadema turfs. Very comfotable.
Dec. 13, 2009
mad dog
Men's 60
3929 posts
personally i like the mizuno blasts,multi studded(combo of 8 or 9 larger cleats with turf style studs in between).these are very compfy to wear and are very light,great for the guys who get the plantar factis.
Dec. 13, 2009
mad dog
Men's 60
3929 posts
oops forgot to add can be used inf or outfield.
Dec. 14, 2009
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
seniorsbfart,
Not just because I play for Tanel360, I think they have the very best shoes out there.They have a turf and a cleat models and a shoe they call REV-D,that is combined of both.One thing I will tell you,they have the best customer service out there,bar none !If your interested, e-mail ne at :
kray2@austin.rr.com
I will send you my Field Force Pro discount code and you will get 20% off at check out....be sure and order a larger size as they run small.But if you get the wrong size, you can send them back and getter a larger or smaller size as the case my be.
Good Luck In 2010.
I like the Tanel products so much,I became a FIELD FORCE PRO and have been selling Tanel products on the side for 3-4 years.
Go to :Tanel360.com and check them out.

Kenny
Dec. 14, 2009
mad dog
Men's 60
3929 posts
#6 i have wore the tanels(turf and cleat)they are a good shoe,but the cleats clump up dirt real bad when the ground is wet for some reason.the mizuno's are lighter.i also found the tanels not giving me the arch support as the mizuno's.

now tanel makes a shoe for sports 55 that are GTG.they a touch wider and you can do true to size and not have to get a bigger shoe for fit.i love these as they will let my toes be(no having to buy an extra size up)and can wear a whole tourney.
i will say the mizuno's ya might go 1/2 size up if ya have a wide foot.
Dec. 14, 2009
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
mad dog,
Next time you need some cleats..try the REV D from Tanel...they don't get mud clogged up on them at all.Do you know the Tanel shoe you were wearing,would like to know.They also have inserts to add arch support if you need them.
Good luck in 2010
Dec. 14, 2009
stick8
1267 posts
Boombah turfs. The most comfortable shoe I've worn plus they come in many color combinations to match your team uniform colors. The service boombah offers is quick and dependable. The only drawback I've experienced on this shoe is it's durability.
Dec. 14, 2009
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
Shouldn't durability be a big part of buying a shoe?
Dec. 14, 2009
stick8
1267 posts
Absolutely #6.
Dec. 14, 2009
mad dog
Men's 60
3929 posts
#6,i have the 360's,bought back in 05(turf's also).never have seen the rev-d,sounds like they have the same pattern as maybe the mizuno's maybe(combo turf/cleat).i have bought some supports for my shoes and are now using them,they do help.
stick i never have liked the boombahs(or elites),they seem to heavy for me and they don't last like you said.

Dec. 14, 2009
stick8
1267 posts
Mad Dog, I guess we all have different likes and dislikes for equipment. The 3N2 turfs were also pretty good.
Dec. 14, 2009
pushin60
Men's 60
63 posts
Stick, I agree, the Boomhahs are the most comfortable shoe I have used. I also agree they have a durability problem, but Boomhah will react to any problem you have with their products. I'll usually get about a year out of my turfs. After that, I'll wear them for batting practice and the bar.
Dec. 14, 2009
doker
Men's 60
168 posts
I LIKE THE BOOMBAH'S...MOST COMFORTABLE SHOE AVAILABLE AND THE LEAST EXSPENSIVE GREAT COLORS AND SERVICE......SORRY #6 ...PLEASE DON'T SHOOT ME......DOKER
Dec. 14, 2009
doker
Men's 60
168 posts
AND BY THE WAY GUYS I'M REALLY NOT SHOUTING...I JUST HATE TO USE THE SHIFT KEY.....DOKER
Dec. 14, 2009
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
doker,
I'll take my one pair of Tanel over your 5 pair of Boombah's any day..........when are we hitting?
Dec. 14, 2009
mad dog
Men's 60
3929 posts
stick guess we'll have to do that,also 3n2 are boombah.
hey the boombahs that i had were compy,just felt to heavy for me.also had hi's and like mids or lower in my shoes.i know a lot of guys who like them,along with the mizuno blasts.i think the mizuno lasts a lot longer and has a better arch support.
Dec. 14, 2009
Jano23
Men's 50
95 posts
pushin60
Ken, if you're wearing 'em to the bar, no wonder they have a "durability problem"!
Dec. 15, 2009
stick8
1267 posts
Good one Pushin60. The nice thing is those shoes feel like they're already broken in when you first wear them. And your right they do have good customer service.
Dec. 15, 2009
zonk
56 posts
I have been using the Tanel Hybrid Shoe, Rev-D, for 2 seasons. I use the mids for ankle support. These are light, have good tread, and can be used on all surfaces. I play ~ 200 games a year; and, they last the season. As all Tanels, they run true to size.
Dec. 15, 2009
zonk
56 posts
Sorry #6, just saw that you mentioned the Rev-D.
Dec. 18, 2009
Omar Khayyam
989 posts
Bought a pair of Tanel turf more than two years ago since I play on a lot of artificial turf (infield and outfield). They wore like iron! Put more than 250 games on them and only replaced them because I thought I should.

However, ordered a new pair of turfs and a pair of cleats for outfield from Tanel online. The new pair of turfs are great; the cleats are half a size too small!! Must be a different last. Took them to a tournament and didn't find out they were so small until had to wear them and too late to return. I think Tanel should warn buyers that their lasts are different depending on style/type of shoe. Still wear the cleats but my toes take a beating if more than four games.
Dec. 18, 2009
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
Omar,
No shoe company will take shoes back once you wear them.Do what I tell everyone who buys Tanel shoes from me.Try them on at your house and wear them around to see how they feel,if they are too big or too small Tanel will take them back and send you another size free of charge.Tell me what size you have,I may can get rid of them for you,or call Tanel at 1-866-826-3536 ask for Walt or Tim.Tell them you spoke to me(Kenny Ray).I bet they will help you, let me know.The shoes may run small, that's why I tell everyone to try them on at home first.
If you let me know what size,maybe I can help.
Dec. 18, 2009
barrym
157 posts
boombah did it for me, as long as i paid for the shipping. It won't be long before nike comes out with a good shoe but it will be expensive.
Dec. 18, 2009
taits
Men's 65
4337 posts
Flip flops..or bear feet... lol
Dec. 18, 2009
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
barrym,
From what Omar said,,,,,,,,it was too late to return them.He didn't even try or Tanel would of replaced them as well.
Dec. 18, 2009
halmany
19 posts
try the new Bass softball shoes. they have both turf and nubby clete bottoms. check them out at bassgloves.com
Dec. 18, 2009
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
halmany,
Buddy, the turf and the nubby cleats should be the same shoe.Both with very small nubs for turf/dirt.
Dec. 18, 2009
halmany
19 posts
my mistake there are two different bottoms, one is more aggresive like the elite cletes
Dec. 18, 2009
Omar Khayyam
989 posts
Thanks Kenny, but it's too late now. I like the feel of the cleats in the outfield (especially with tall grass), but I was just surprised that both shoes were supposedly exactly the same size, but didn't fit the same. Might even be a full size difference!

I've been wearing my old Mizunos when I play a lot of games on a weekend, but they don't make a real high top anymore so I have had to give up on Mizuno for a replacement shoe. Maybe I can get by with the turf shoe on a mowed outfield.

I'm a booster for Tanel, just don't understand why they are different sizes. I would have bought both pairs in Reno this year or at the NorCal Championship (where I bought my first Tanels), but didn't see you guys around.
Dec. 19, 2009
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
Omar,
I believe there was a problem with the shoes from years past to current.If you buy anything from Tanel and need to return it, let them know or me and we will make it right.As for as the tournaments in 2010,I may start setting up a table at all the ones I play in.Will let you know more on that.

Dec. 19, 2009
ju25
Men's 55
139 posts
I like my Mizuno 9 spike blasts for dry conditions, very comfortable, and Tanel 360 cleats for a wet field.
Dec. 20, 2009
softball1980
Men's 50
15 posts
i used to wear Nike cleats for 30 years, last year went to the Mizuno multi spike turf shoe with gel insoles ,man wish i had done that 20 years ago (wouldn't have the bone spurs that i have now) these shoes are awesome, feet don't hurt anymore after games as they did in the past. great traction ,fit,comfort and durability. got them at sports authority on sale for $45(reg cost$60),great shoe.
Dec. 20, 2009
Gloffer
22 posts
My experience with plantar fasciitis is that unless you support your feet with a good pair of shoes and aftermarket insoles, your heel pain will return. So make sure you get a good pair of shoes (3N2's, Boombahs, or Tanels) and some of the New Balance metatarsal support insoles to keep your heel pain from returning.It'd also be a good idea to use the New Balance metatarsal support insoles in your everyday shoes as much as possible (I have several pairs).

Since my heel pain several years ago, I haven't had a relapse (knock on wood), now if they only made a similar support for shoulders, I could play this game forever. :)

Here's some websites:

http://www.nbwebexpress.com/detail.asp?type=MNACIN&style=IPR3030
http://www.tanel360.net/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=35&products_id=334
http://www.boombah.com/s.nl/sc.17/category.83526/.f
http://www.3n2sports.com/p-1340-momentum-trainer-mid.aspx

c/ya,
Mike
Dec. 20, 2009
lazer larry
Men's 50
96 posts
I like flip flops in the parking lot with a Cold Coors Light. Sorry guys i can't resist, we need better bats and balls(LOL)sorry Butch.Lazer
Dec. 20, 2009
Rappahannock
Men's 60
6 posts
Curious - Do the Boombah's run close to size? Nike's run small, Adidas run narrow, New Balance runs wide. Everytime I buy shoes without trying them on first, it doesn't work out.
Dec. 20, 2009
mad dog
Men's 60
3929 posts
gloffer,i have been going thru that this yr and your right,i went and bought some good arch supports for my shoes,also the mizuno blasts have very good arch support.
Dec. 21, 2009
SLOBALL1
Men's 50
173 posts
I wear an 11 bought 10.5 in Boombah. But won't buy again.Worst softball shoe ever.Yes they are comfortable but, offer no support at all.If you do buy Boombah and don't want plantar fasciitis I would highly recommend aftermarket inserts.I never had foot or ankle problems until I wore Boombah.Won't even wear them to mow the lawn.Terrible. IMO.
Dec. 21, 2009
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
lazer,

You are killing me. LMAO. I just hope one day we can play a tourney together what fun that would be.
Dec. 21, 2009
Rappahannock
Men's 60
6 posts
Thanks, SLOBALL. Today in VA, they'd be calling you SNOWBALL, instead.
Dec. 21, 2009
Rappahannock
Men's 60
6 posts
Thanks, SLOBALL. Today in VA, they'd be calling you SNOWBALL, instead.
Dec. 21, 2009
pushin60
Men's 60
63 posts
Slowball, you say you wear an 11, but bought the shoe smaller? I was told by Boombah to buy to 1 size bigger for the best fit. That might be the root of your problem. And I have worn them to cut the lawn, lol. I had an arch problem with the tanels, but that was because they were a size too big. They exchanged them with no argument.
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