HOW THEY WORK
BEFORE YOU SCREW
working on more vids - install same as Golfkicks
Please watch before jumping in - Yardkicks are a DIY product designed to work for many install skill levels but are only as good as your mounting job - use your skills and your shoe goo.
Shoe selection can make installation super easy or highly advanced! Flat rubber is key to success and some shoe models have hard materials such as carbon fiber or plastic under the rubber (Jordan 11, Foamposite, and many more). These models require a pilot hole or your cleats will break on the hard stuff.
EARLY CUSTOMER FEEDBACK: SNEAKERS WITH MORE STRUCTURE/THICKER SOLES HOLD THE CLEATS BETTER THAN THIN FLEXIBLE SOLES (skate shoes, vans, chuck, dunks are thin).
SOLES WITH FLAT SPOTS to support the base of the cleat are a MUST. The more flat/snug you get the cleats the happier you will be. Use a dab of shoe goo on the metal threads.
Jordan 11's/Foamposites/shoes with CARBON FIBER or PLASTIC under rubber you'll need to drill a pilot hole (5/32 bit 6mm deep) before mounting. This is an ADVANCED install only recommended if you know what you're doing.
ANY AIR or gel bladders have the potential of puncturing but we have found this doesn't matter unless you're dunking a basketball.
Know what you're screwing into. You are in charge of the shoes you select and some work much better than others. If in doubt look up your shoe model/deconstruct on google and you can usually find what the guts of the shoe look like or ask us for help - email@example.com
Sole rot warning - we love seeing older shoes get a new life on the diamond but if midsole is crusty/rotted Yardkicks spikes can accelerate sole delamination.
PRO TIP: If you have access to a drill this makes it very easy, your Kit includes a 5mm hex insert drill bit.
CHOICE OF SHOES - Soles need to be 1/3 inch thick and have RUBBER (NOT FOAM) on the bottom. The flatter the sole the better.
Pro tip - place cleats upside down on sole to map out placement then dot with included sharpie before screwing in cleats
PLACEMENT – ALL SHOES ARE DIFFERENT - Start with 4 cleats in the heel and 4 in the fore-foot of each shoe (less on kids/smaller shoes) and remember to mount flat vs. at an angle/tilt.
The easiest way to install your Yardkicks is to mark your cleat positions on the sole, and use included hex driver to screw in Yardkicks to the point where the disc snugs up against the sole of your shoe. DO NOT OVER TURN as this will strip out your sole material making it hard for the cleat to stay in place. When snug, give an extra 1/4 turn to allow the underside ridges to grab your sole.
- Yardkicks are meant to be permanent. Avoid repeatedly removing and installing your cleats into the same hole as this will cause the sole material in the hole to weaken and be less supportive.
- Be aware that softer, spongier sole materials will not hold Yardkicks. We pack extras in every package in case you lose a few.
HELP! – send us a note firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you.
Satisfaction Guarantee - If you are not satisfied with our products please send us a note and we'll help/replace/refund - email@example.com
SHOW US YOUR KICKS! – send us pics of your creations to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post on Instagram (Follow us on Instagram – @yardkicks.co). PHOTOS on the field are much better than kitchen counter!
Thanks again! We are just getting started as a company (a few guys in a Denver garage) so we want you to be extremely happy with your spikes.
AIR MAX/Treaded soles (ADVANCED)
- Lay out spikes upside down/mark with included sharpie
- Razor off existing traction to create flat spot for spikes (careful!)
- Add dab of shoe goo to threads
- Mount spikes
BE SMART & SAFE
PRODUCT USE AND DISCLAIMER
USING YOUR YARDKICKS SAFELY
- Some surfaces can be extremely slippery for Yardkicks.
- Be careful out there. Yardkicks are designed to give you extra traction on the field but they do not eliminate the inherent dangers of playing sports or using tools for installation. Kicks Industries, Inc. is not liable for any injury, loss or consequential damage resulting from the installation, wearing, or other use of our products.
- Q: What are Yardkicks made of?
- A: Metal and rubber.
- Q: Why pay for a Traction Kit when I can buy cleats?
- A: Our customers own plenty of baseball shoes but love the limitless options Yardkicks provide for style, comfort, kids, orthopedic needs, giving old shoes new life, etc.
- Q: Will they ruin my shoes or make them leak?
- A: Yardkicks are meant to be permanent but if removed usually leave only a small incision in the rubber and the 7mm screw does not go all the way through sole of recommended shoes. Different soles heal in different ways, some barely visible: Pictured Allbirds, Vans, Jordan 3 after removing cleats
- Q: Do Yardkicks require me to pre-drill/pilot?
- A: ONLY if you are doing Jordan 11s, Foamposites or shoe models that have carbon fiber or hard plastic under the rubber.
- Q: Does glue help?
- A: Yes, we use a little dab of Shoe Goo on threads. Shoe goo has flex and works better than super glue.
- Q: I'm a lefty or righty does this matter?
- A: No. The screws lock in place and won't "unscrew", if mounted poorly they can pull out but unscrewing is not an issue. Use Shoe Goo.
- Q: Will Yardkicks fall out?
- A: It is possible for any type of screw-in cleats to fall out. There are some sole materials that hold better than others. The best materials for holding screw in cleats are FLAT, high-carbon rubber soles. Softer foam rubber soles and outsoles with deep siping cuts tend to be less reliable for holding screws.
- Q: Can I use a drill?
- A: Yes, just make sure you don't overspin the threads in your sole or they won't hold as well. Traction Kits include a 5mm hex bit for drill installs.
- Q: Is there a single recommended cleat pattern?
- A: No. It depends on the shoe and tread pattern, find flat spots on the sole and distribute similar to a baseball cleat.
- Q: Will Yardkicks push through to my feet?
- A: We have not had a reported case of push through and encourage you to only use Yardkicks on shoes with minimum sole thickness of 1/3 inch. Some customers who wear them with minimal shoes with soft soles report feeling “hot spots” when Yardkicks are placed directly under heavy strike places of your foot such as a big toe, ball of foot, or heel.