Under Armour Men’s Spotlight Mc Lacrosse Bootie Cleat

Last updated date: May 23, 2020

DWYM Score
9.5


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Overall Take

In addition to a unique triangular stud, this shoe features a TPU-reinforced toe and heel box to offer extra protection against impacts. The woven upper gives it a lightweight feel and a light speed plate keeps you moving without weighing you down. The cleats are built for an extra bite to improve traction on the field. In our analysis of 21 expert reviews, the Under Armour Under Armour Men's Lacrosse Bootie Cleat placed 2nd when we looked at the top 4 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 26, 2020:
Checkout The Best Lacrosse Cleats for a detailed review of all the top lacrosse cleats.

Expert Summarized Score
0.0
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.2
238 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The Under Armour Men’s Spotlight Mc Lacrosse Shoe offers an outsole that features sonic triangular formed stud. This unique style offers complete traction; this allows you to make the cuts to blow your oppositions away.
- CleatsReport
The heel and toe box come reinforced by TPU for protection against impacts and the SuperFoam insole is meant to provide high-rebound shock absorption during high-impact movements.
- Reviews Worthy
It offers a woven upper for a lightweight feel as well as a sock-like fit with woven TPU coated yams for stability and support.
- Shoe Hero
An ultra lightweight speed plate designed to improve stability, without increasing the weight of the shoe for superior acceleration.
- Going Bar Down
What experts didn't like
Limited color choice
- CleatsReport
Very poor grip on wet ground and grass
- Reviews Worthy
This is a top of the line Under Armour lacrosse cleat so it's higher in price
- Going Bar Down

From The Manufacturer

Cleats built for the players who’ve got the type of speed that can break a game wide open on any snap. The knit ankle collar gives you a snug fit, and the upper is enforced with TPU fibers to handle explosive movements. Product DNA. Woven upper provides a lightweight, sock-like fit, with woven-in TPU coated yarns for zonal stability & support. Full-length bootie construction with molded ankle collar for greater structure, extended support & a snug, comfortable fit. TPU heel unit & coating on toe box for enhanced protection & durability. High rebound SuperFoam® insole provides optimal shock absorption & comfort. Ultra-lightweight speed plate combines BZM & TPU for incredible stability & strength. Strategically placed mixture of bladed & conical studs for improved braking ability, quick multi-directional movements & razor sharp cuts. Secondary cleats engage to provide an added bite for razor sharp cuts & explosive acceleration

Overall Product Rankings

1. New Balance Men’s FreezeLX 2.0 Lacrosse Cleats
Overall Score: 9.8
Expert Reviews: 5
2. Under Armour Men’s Spotlight Mc Lacrosse Bootie Cleat
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 4
3. Adidas Men’s Adizero 8.0 Lockdown Lacrosse Cleat
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Lacrosse Cleats

Cleats can be found in many sports, especially those that involve playing on outdoor turf. Unlike shoes with smooth or slightly grooved bottoms, cleats are built for traction. The last thing an athlete needs out on the field is the distraction of sliding around.

But cleats are not interchangeable from one sport to the next. Football and baseball cleats are heavier, while soccer cleats are closer to lacrosse cleats in design. That doesn’t mean you can wear soccer cleats for lacrosse, though. Lacrosse cleats have a toe cleat, as do baseball cleats, which is designed to help with fast acceleration. You could technically wear a baseball cleat for lacrosse, as long as your team and district allow it, but you couldn’t wear a lacrosse cleat for playing baseball.

For parents, the biggest issue with buying cleats is that their children’s feet are still growing. Cleats aren’t cheap, and kids can rapidly outgrow them from one season to the next. You could ask around and see if you know anyone with cleats their children no longer wear but be careful with that. Shoes tend to adjust to the unique features of a wearer’s feet, so even if you find one in your child’s size, you could find it doesn’t fit properly, which can lead to both temporary and permanent foot issues.

In addition to a toe cleat, lacrosse cleats have four studs in the heel area and between six to eight in the toe and ball of the foot. Lacrosse players tend to employer more side-to-side movement, which is why you’ll find cleats for the sport have studs on the outside of the sole for stability. However, you’ll find they’re similar to weight and appearance to soccer cleats, with the toe cleat being the biggest differentiator.

DWYM Fun Fact

Cleats can be traced all the way back to Ancient Rome, when soldiers wore shoes that had caligae, which were nubs that covered the bottom of each shoes to provide traction. These cleats were in the form of the sandals that have been so heavily associated with Ancient Romans. In fact, caligae are thought to have caused the only death by shoe. According to writer Josephus, as Roman soldiers fought the Jews for control of Jerusalem, they ran on a marble floor, leading a soldier named Julian to fall, with his armor hitting the floor with a loud noise. The Jewish army then turned back and attacked the fallen soldier, killing him.

The Lacrosse Cleat Buying Guide

  • Lacrosse cleats tend to be what’s known as mid-level shoes, which means they fall between football-style high tops and the low-cut design you see with other sports. The benefit of high-top shoes is that they protect the ankles somewhat, while low-cut shoes don’t slow you down. Since lacrosse is a high-speed sport that requires some ankle support, the mid-level cut is a great compromise.
  • Traction is essential with any cleat you choose. Players don’t need to worry about slipping around on the field, but they also don’t need the distraction of shoes that allow their feet to slide around inside.
  • Multidirectional cleats are a nice touch with lacrosse shoes. They’ll provide plenty of traction on turf without inhibiting movement.
  • If you were barefoot on the field, you’d have the freedom to flex your foot as needed, but you wouldn’t have the support. A good lacrosse cleat allows this flexibility while still supporting your foot and preventing injury.
  • When sizing any shoe, it’s not just about size but width. Lacrosse cleats can tend to run on the narrow side, so unless your foot is narrow, you may have to shop around for one that’s wider or size up slightly.
  • You’ll find many cleats are solid white, which is neutral enough to be passed around your family if your other kids eventually play lacrosse. However, this can be a problem if your child wants a little more personalization.
  • As with the rest of the body, your feet can sustain impact during a lacrosse game. Some shoes have protection for both the toe and heel while players are moving around and running into each other.
  • Lacrosse games can be played in extremely high heat. Look for a shoe with a breathable design to help keep the foot cool and dry during games and practices.