Ds needs some football trainers suitable for use on hard playground type surface. He's in 6x five a side tounaments and has proper football boots, but obviously these are not hard surface friendly. I have no idea where to start or what I'm looking for. Does anyone have knowledge of such things please? I have to go out today to get them so am really cutting time fine, so any help would be appreciated greatly. TIA
<<Hard ground (HG) boots are for very hard natural surfaces. These outsoles will have a multiple stud configuration which consists of short low profile rubber studs which are very close together and normally will cover the whole sole, again these are non removable. This boot should be worn on pitches where there is very limited give in the surface. This is unlike firm natural surfaces which still has a reasonable degree of softness to allow a stud to sink in. These Hard ground boots are also suitable for Astro surfaces>>
astroturf is laid on a bed of sand & is still pretty hard, even though it's not paved.
Wow! so I thought astroturfs were no good for the job. I will nip down to the soccer shop. Dp gave Ds some money to get some, but I was hoping to use a credit note I have for Sports World...not sure if they are the same group now(I know they were the same shop before, but they changed the name on some of the shop fronts). WW, which ones are you saying are suitable please? I've read your post several times, but can't work out if there's a recommendation there or not.
Excellent! We love Sports Direct (or whoever they are these days ) - whenever we go, & whatever for (usually football boots or trainers) we end up spending at least £150 by the time we've finished, but we get loads & it's all really good value