Shoe cleats (Rule 9-2-2-d) must conform to the following
They may not be more than ½-inch in length (measured from tip of cleat to the
(See below for an exception for detachable cleats.)
They may not be made of any material that burrs, chips or fractures.
They may not have abrasive surfaces or cutting edges.
Nondetachable cleats only may not be made of any metallic material.
Must have an effective locking device.
May not have concave sides.
If conical they may not have flat free ends not parallel to their bases or
less than 3/8-inch in diameter or rounded free ends having arcs greater
If oblong they may not have free ends not parallel with bases or that measure
less than 1/4-inch by 3/4-inch.
If circular or ring shaped they must have rounded edges and a wall at
least 3/16-inch thick.
If steel-tipped they must contain low carbon steel of 1006 material,
case hardened to .005-.008 depth and drawn to Rockwell hardness of
The distance in paragraph (a) for detachable cleats may exceed ½-inch
if the cleat is attached to a 5/32-inch or less raised platform wider
than the base of the cleat and extended across the width of the shoe to
within 1/4-inch or less of the outer edges of the sole.
A single toe cleat does not require a raised platform that extends across
the width of the sole.
The raised platform of the toe cleat is limited to 5/32-inch or less.
The 5/32-inch or less is measured from the lowest point of the platform
to the sole of the shoe.