For the past 45 years, when the general population speaks of Spring, we think CLEAT SEASON! As quickly as the crocus begin to pop, the concept of spring sports begins to stir the attention of young athletes and parents alike. Ask any parent about opening day youth soccer, lacrosse, baseball an softball, and you will hear horror stories regarding lost cleats and feet that have grown three inches or more over the slow winter months.
The Good Sport pays close attention to the dawning of CLEAT SEASON and prepares itself for the sudden influx of customers (which includes the fashion and brand-oriented athlete as well as the parent providing the 'PopCoin' or 'MomCoin').
Why Buying Cleats Online Often Fails
We all understand the "David and Goliath" challenges of the local brick and mortar businesses as they battle BIG BOX retailers as well as online resources. Yes, we all know that it is often more convenient to shop in your PJs in front of a computer screen at 3:00 AM. However, buying cleats is an entirely different ballgame.
The bottom line is the fact that cleats fit differently than basketball or running shoes. For the right cleat fit, feet need to be measured by a trained expert. If Good Sport owner Austin Lyne had a nickel for each foot that he has sized for cleats over the years, we would seldom hear from him–except perhaps an annual postcard from an undisclosed island near the equator.
Also, be aware that a proper fitting, a pair of cleats may last through the summer and fall sports seasons. (Explosive growth spurts are always the exception.)
In addition to the parents looking for new "turf kicks," each year we meet others that have purchased cleats online only to find that within a couple of days Billy can no longer gallop up the field because his 'feet kill'.
So here is the situation, Good Sport is loaded with cleats in many cool colors and sizes. We also offer discounted pricing on our brand name footwear (including Nike) in styles that meet kid approval but do not break the wallet. And should there be any post-purchase situations, we are always here to help.
Finally, we want to mention that once the weather does break, there is the potential for a perfect storm of activity once youth sports programs begin. We highly recommend stopping by ASAP for the best selection!