Cool Cleats: Solutions to Keep Feet Cool in Soccer CleatsChemical and Material Sciences
- Constantinos Manoli
"The purpose of my science project is to determine the optimal solution for keeping feet cool in soccer cleats. Many factors, practices, and materials used regarding the soccer cleat effects heat reduction. This reduction can increase comfort and performance. Twelve configurations were evaluated including 3 cleat types, 2 insole types, and 2 sock types. The configurations for each cleat that were most effective at keeping the foot cool were the Nike Phantom and Adidas Copa Mundial with Adidas Metro V game sock and the Nike Mercurial with the TRUSOX 3.0 crew sock. The data is inconclusive as to the benefit of the Blusol heat shield insert."