Most schools have stipulations on using metal tipped cleat spikes. It's always best to ask your coach about what equipment is acceptable. As far as actual traction, the studs on the men's adidas adiZero 5-Star Mid cleat are just as good as metal tipped styles. The advantage to using detachable cleats is that you can switch the stud out for a longer/shorter ones depending on the playing surface. Yet the 1/2" stud that is on most molded cleats is usually enough for most players, and the molded versions tend to be lighter. So it really comes down to personal preference in the end. Personally, it seems the steel tipped studs are good for before and after games for when you need to walk back to the locker room. The steel tip won't wear down as fast from the asphalt, concrete, gravel, etc. But it doesn't really have much to do with traction on the field.
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