Whether you are shopping for your daughter’s first pair of cleats, or it is time to replace or upgrade their existing shoes, finding the right pair of soccer shoes for a girl can pose a challenge. There are now more brands, styles, and variations than ever before, and depending on how and where your daughter plays, they may actually need several different pairs of shoes.
What to Look For In Girls Soccer Cleats
When you are shopping for soccer cleats for girls, you are going to need to evaluate them in the same way that a professional player would. For instance, it is important to determine whether your daughter should be wearing leather or synthetic cleats, as well as the kind of studs that are used. You can find both traditional and blade shaped studs, as well as replaceable cleats, though those are not usually an option for younger girls.
Finally, sizing may well be an issue, particularly as a girl’s foot begins to grow. You can almost never make a mistake by purchasing a pair of girl’s soccer cleats that are at least a size up from her normal size, as this will enable the shoe to adapt to the shape and size of her foot, and allow her to get a little more use out of the shoe before she grows out of it.
Our Favorite Soccer Cleats for Girls and Indoor Soccer Shoes
Whether your daughter plays soccer indoors or outdoors, in wet or dry weather, the choice she makes may actually come down to brand, color, and styling. There are now many different brands that sell some high-powered yet very attractive soccer cleats for girls at both ends of the price range.
Adidas Predito LZ IN Junior – Samba Pack Indoor Soccer Shoes
Finding an affordable yet high quality pair of indoor soccer shoes can be difficult, especially if you would like to stick with a reputable brand like Adidas. This colorful Junior soccer cleats is designed with the 2014 World Cup in mind, with a unique Samba look and feel.
The Adidas Predito LZ is made with synthetic leather so it is extremely lightweight, as well as asymmetrical lacing to ensure a larger strike zone. The midsole is made from die-cut EVA to ensure comfort and support, with a non-marking gum rubber outer sole that is ideal for indoor use. These weigh just 7.4 ounces, and are available in sizes 2.5 to 6.
We thought these cleats looked really great and they proved to be both comfortable and sturdy during our tests.
Nike Mercurial Vapor IX FG Junior Firm Ground Soccer Shoes
This year’s World Cup in Brazil has created a lot of changes in soccer cleats for everyone, but these girls cleats are unique in the way that they use a specific type of Nike reflected coloring with a one-of-a-kind cheetah print on the heel. These have metallic thread in the laces, and a large “swoosh” across the top of the shoe.
This particular soccer shoe is designed to provide the same kind of fit and feel that you would get with natural leather materials, but without giving up any of the durability and lightweight effectiveness of synthetic materials. These cleats are designed with all conditions control (ACC) in mind, making them ideal for both wet and dry conditions. There is even a lightweight sock liner that is perforated and fits perfectly with the low profile this shoe.
These shoes make a really striking statement looks wise, and we wondered before testing them if they were going to be a bit ‘style over substance’. Pleasingly, the shoes are able to back up their good looks with a comfortable sturdy feel and both shooting and passing felt easy in these shoes.
Adidas Predator LZ TRX FG Junior – Samba Pack Firm Ground Soccer Shoes
There are some soccer cleats that are so unique that a girl may want to buy them for everyday use and these Adidas Predator soccer shoes certainly fall into that category. These are designed with the 2014 Brazil World Cup in mind, and have a unique pattern across the front of the shoe that is designed to give you the best control and feel in any game time situation.
The upper has a 3D print to aid ball control along with TPU Predator technology that creates five different zones to control the ball. It is made from synthetic leather that is durable and suitable for use in any weather yet also provides a lightweight, realistic feel. The midsole is made from die-cut EVA for the best comfort and support possible, and it also has a lightweight TPU and Traxion stud configuration, which is ideal for use on firm and natural surfaces. We’d certainly recommend these shoes if you’re in the market for a new pair of cleats.