How to buy baseball cleats

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Here is what you need to do...
Step 1

The first step in deciding which cleat is right for you is determining your price range, most of the high end cleats will cost anywhere from $80 to around $100 but there is no set standard on how much you need to pay. Just because a certain cleat is expensive that does not mean that it will enhance your performance, the player makes the cleat and not the other way around.

Step 2

Next you must determine if the cleats feels right on your feet, many people choose cleats because the look good and not of comfort. Try to find a pair of cleats that conform well to your feet and feel comfortable enough to walk in, because if you feel comfortable enough to walk in them then you will feel comfortable enough to run in them.

Step 3

The final step is to determine whether or not you will purchase your cleats online or at a local sports retail store. Most athletes like to try on their shoes before they purchase them to make sure they feel right and that where going to a sports retail store really comes in handy. In some circumstances a sports retail store might not be in close proximity so the only option is to purchase online, but before doing that make sure that you have updated sizing information of your feet to avoid the hassle of returns and refunds; also only buy products from retailers affiliated with a company and not websites such as Ebay, Amazon, etc. The quality of the product you're purchasing should be in mint condition so in avoiding those types of websites in place of reliable ones ensures your satisfaction

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Do not overlook price: Just because the item is not expensive, that does not mean it is not a quality product.

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Entering my freshman year in high school I was given the opportunity to start at shortstop for the varsity team, during the first half of the season I felt unusually slow and sluggish and had no answers for this problem. My legs felt fine and I worked really hard over the fall and winter on my agility and speed, so I looked to the internet for possibly reasons as to why I felt so sluggish on the field and discovered that I was wearing a cleat that was one of the heaviest on the market at the time. The next day I bought a pair of cleats that were lighter and decided that I would test the difference in the cleats I was using before and the ones that I had just purchased. I asked one of my friends time time me in a 60 yard sprint, first I used my old cleats and then I used my new pair; the result of the test favored the new pair I had just bought which were lighter. During the next few games I wore my new lighter cleats and felt a huge difference in how I was moving around the field and stealing bases, I continued to use the new cleats over the course of the season and noticed dramatic improvements. In the first 12 games I attempted to steal 20 bases and was thrown out 6 times, but in the next 10 games using a lighter cleat I attempted to steal 17 times and was only thrown out 2 times. Ever since then my motto has been "The heavier the cleat and you're meat, the lighter the feet and you will run very sweet."

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In the game of baseball there is always an advantage to be gained, whether it is how hard you work, lift or simply the equipment that you have. Many players and parents think that the most expensive option is the best and purchase items using that idea, but on the other hand I have always done my research into finding the most cost effective and quality products on the market. Even now entering my senior year of collegiate baseball I still try to find inexpensive products that will help me feel more confident on the field and reach the goals that I have set for myself.

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