“ Sporting Gear / Cricket Footware / Full sets of all spikes and durastuds included with shoes. „
I had these previous to my adidas twenty 2yards lite cricket spikes. The main difference between the two boots is that GM make other cricketing equipment whereas adidas only make cricket spikes.
It is a very modern boot that feels sturdy and the spikes are well arranged to gain the maximum traction. There didn't seem to be that much comfort or padding inside and the insole felt fairly hard
When trying them on they do feel as though they will support your foot and ankle, however the heel is fairly hard and the laces tend to slip looser no matter how tight you do them up. When playing in them the hard heel digs into the back of your ankle and causes blister and cuts. The hard insole causes pains in the arch of your foot and the laces are very prone to loosening.
The traction is very good with either full spike or half spike. I particularly like batting in them as they are quite bulky and take blows better than other boots. The spikes seem to stay in fairly well as well.
I used them for 3/4 of a season and except getting dirty there were no durability problems at all. They seem very sturdy and will last until you grow out of them.
For around £30 they are one of the cheaper boots on the market and as the spikes can be interchanged form rubbers to spikes and vice versa they are fairly good value.
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This is where the spikes fall down. Although they are a good £20 cheaper than the adidas they do feel it. The adidas have 3 times as much padding and the champ spikes work so well in full or half spikes whilst batting, bowling or fielding. The climacool breathing keeps your foot very cool and so they always feel refreshing. The strap over the laces of the adidas is great and really supports the arch of your foot. The durability isn't a problem either.
I know this may seem like an adidas review as well but i just wanted to compare spikes from a cricket manufacturer and spikes from just a spike manufacturer to show the real difference. In my eyes pay the £20 extra and go for adidas or Asics or something more specialised as the amount of time they are going to last you they are worth the extra money.
I bought these cricket spikes at the begining of the 2008 season, the were only £29.99 and come with spikes and rubber studs that can be changed whenever you want with ease. I was originally going to get the Addidas 22 yards but they did not fit me as the heel was to shallow and didn't suppoer my foot at the back as a a result my foot slipped out. So then i went for these as they wre comfortable looked good and had a good price tag. after a few games the comfort got better as they were looser and my foot was more free. After playing around about 40 games this season the sole has broken away from the shoe, i had to glue it as soon as possible to stop it from getting any bigger. I think these shoes are good for a begginer that will not play to much but when you start playingalot more these shoes can't really take it. The part on the front of the shoe is soft so the part of your foot where your toes are can bend and give you a flexible shoe.