What sports can you purchase cleat guards for?
Hypsole cleat guards are currently compatible with select football, soccer, lacrosse, rugby, baseball, and softball cleats.
What can I do in my cleat guards?
Your guards are made to help you get from a to b quickly, safely, and easily. Once you've put them on, you'll have the ability to walk or jog slowly on harder surfaces. Your cleat guards are not meant to be used as sports performance footwear. You should not wear them during practices, competitions, or any other intense physical activities (running / sprinting, jumping, lifting, etc.).
Why is Hypsole sizing different than traditional shoe sizing?
Unlike with traditional shoe sizing, which is based on the size of your foot, the sizing of your cleat guards is based on the size of your cleats. Your shoe size measures how much space is provided for your feet inside of your shoes - it does not measure or limit how much material can be used around your feet. As a result, cleats can be thin with not a lot of material surrounding your feet, they can be extremely bulky with multiple layers of material padding your feet, and anything in between. In other words, while the length of your feet and your shoe size may stay the same, the length of your cleats can drastically vary from model to model. Our cleat guard sizing, therefore, is based on cleat length measurements entirely, and not on shoe sizes.
Do I have to re-measure every time I get a new pair of cleats?
Yes, because the exterior length of different cleats may vary in size, even if you buy the same shoe size (see the previous FAQ).
Do you sell cleat guards for kids?
Currently, our guards are only available in the sizes listed on the shop page. These sizes generally begin to include children ages 8 and up.
Do you sell cleat guards for turf cleats?
Our current cleat guards are not generally compatible with turf cleats.
WHAT IF I DON’T SEE MY CLEATS IN THE CLEAT FINDER?
The Cleat Finder is made up of cleats that are currently, or were recently available to purchase from major retailers. If your cleats are from a smaller brand, are no longer being sold, or are older models, you may not see them, but that doesn't mean you can't wear our guards. Chat with us online or email us to see about your specific pair. You can also check out the video on our sizing page to learn how to determine if your cleats are compatible on your own.
WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW WHICH MODEL OF CLEAT I OWN?
If you don't know your cleat model, you can search the Cleat Finder and narrow down the options by brand and sport (ex. “Nike Soccer”). If you're still unsure, feel free to contact us and we'd be happy to help you out.
WHAT IF I SEE MY CLEATS BUT THEY'RE IN A DIFFERENT COLOR?
If a model comes in different colors, our product will be compatible with all of them.
Acronyms, numbers, and roman numerals often make names more difficult - especially as some brands change how they list their products. When searching, try using keywords.
Ex. If your cleat is the Tiempo Legacy II FG, try typing "Tiempo" or "Tiempo Legacy" and letting our text predictor guide you in the right direction.
What’s the best way to take care of my cleat guards?
Cleat guards are meant to sustain the wear and tear that would usually damage your cleats, so inevitably they will wear down over time. To keep them in good condition for as long as possible, remove dirt with soap and water, and take your cleats out of your guards after use. Keep your guards out of extreme heat or freezing cold temperatures.