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13 Struggles You'll Only Understand If You Own Cleats

The things we put up with for the love of the game. Smh.

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1. Carrying cleats is always a struggle

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Hang them from your bag? They'll tangle. Carry them in a separate bag? It's bulky. Put them with all of your other things? Don't even think about it.

2. THE SMELL

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My apologies to anyone who comes within 15 feet of my cleats after practice.

3. You pay an arm and a leg to cover your feet.

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Sadly not all of us can be sponsored.

4. And you'll still end up with black toes.

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Say goodbye to nice feet until retirement... but even then it's questionable.

5. Don't forget blisters!

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Where's the tape? Also, bandaids. Lots of bandaids.

6. You'll do anything to keep your cleats intact for as long as possible.

Duct tape, masking tape, glue, staples, paperclips, you name it.

Duct tape, masking tape, glue, staples, paperclips, you name it.

7. When it rains, they're pretty much useless.

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Forget the sport you came to play. Breakdancing, anyone?

8. And the designs...

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Some are cool, but did you notice the octopus shoe? You too can channel Ursula on the field.

9. Oh the designs

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This is technically called "Ousadia Algeria Hypervenom Phantom II," but I like to call it "The Mummy Returns II."

10. Sometimes cleats use their powers for evil #puncturewounds

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One poorly timed trip and you'll have a swollen hand for days.

11. Good luck if you want to buy cleats for women.

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It's always slim pickings. Maybe some of us don't actually want pink cleats.

12. Cleats last... until they just don't.

True story.
Rodney Chen

True story.

13. Forget them and it's pretty much the end of the world.

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No cleats? What's the point?

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