Product Review: KELME Turf Soccer Shoe
The Kelme Indoor Turf Soccer Shoe is one of the most popular models by Kelme, the Spanish sportswear company known for making high quality soccer shoes (among other athletic apparel). It is a well designed, and well built shoe, as we will discuss in this KELME Indoor Turf Soccer Shoe Review. We will share the results of our own testing as well as reviews from genuine buyers to see how good the KELME turf shoes are in terms of build, material, and durability.
KELME Indoor Turf Soccer Shoe
- Upper: Synthetic leather + cotton interior
- Midsole: EVA
- Insole: EVA, removeable
- Outsole: Synthetic rubber
- Fit: Normal
- Weight: ~10 oz
- Closure: Lace up
The KELME Indoor Turf Soccer Shoe is a top-performing shoe designed for indoor soccer. It features a durable synthetic upper with breathable mesh panels for added ventilation. The non-marking rubber outsole provides excellent traction on indoor surfaces (turf), while the cushioned midsole offers comfort and support during intense gameplay.
KELME Indoor Turf Soccer Shoe Review
KELME indoor turf soccer shoes are a great choice for players looking for traction (a must in soccer), and comfort. Their best feature is the perfect grip in the durable rubber outsole. Inside, these shoes have a soft and supportive foam insole and midsole, and a lightweight and breathable synthetic leather upper. We will discuss each of these in detail one by one.
Outsole : The outsole in these shoes is made of synthetic rubber with an awesome grip. The rubber studs added for traction on turf just the right size. They are multidirectional and provide stability through sharp turns, pivots, and cuts. The outsole is durable and sturdy and meant to last. Adding the pivot point has been a great idea as it allows better and stabler maneuvering.
Insole + Midsole : Both the insole and midsole are made of EVA foam. The midsole is firm and provides a stable cushion during play. It absrobs shocks well.
The insole is softer, and lighter, and provides a little bit of arch support so your feet will ache less after longer sessions. The insole is removeable, if you don’t need that support.
Upper : KELME turf soccer shoes usually have synthetic uppers and this one is no exception. The KELME upper is quite tough and capable of withstanding rough play. It has been made resistant to wear and tear, and does seem to be true. Quite a few of the kids in my team have been roughing it wearing them during practice and they seem to be holding up quite well.
The down side is the breathability. Breathable uppers go a long way towards increasing comfort during play (although we still prefer natural leather for its nice touch – like in the adidas Mundial). The KELME turf soccer shoe does not have a breathable upper.
Fit : From our expereience, these shoes run large length wise, but they do not have a wide toe area. So, likely you will have some extra space between your toes and the tip of the shoe. I would suggest size down at least half a size. The right size will fit you quite snugly, and should not leave any room around your feet. These shoes are well designed, so the right size will feel good.
Weight : These are lightweight shoes, weighing around 10oz.
Cushioning : In addition to the insole and midsole foam, these shoes are also padded in the vamps, tongue, and collar for added comfort.
Performance : The Kelme indoor turf soccer shoe works really well as a training shoe as well as for semi-professional games. They will not outperform natural leather shoes but they are a good sturdy shoe nevertheless.