Yardkicks are a DIY product designed to work for all skill levels and WORK AS WELL AS YOUR MOUNTING JOB so take your time and understand the instructions - use your skills and your shoe goo. Info below is based on millions of spikes mounted in thousands of shoes. 8 SPIKES PER SHOE - YOU'LL HAVE EXTRAS - WE HATE TOE SPIKES SO SHOULD YOU.


Step 1

map out 8 spike pattern upside down (NO TOE SPIKE)

Make sure spikes sit on flat parts of sole, use 6 for smaller shoes. YOU DO NOT WANT A CENTER TOE SPIKE UP FRONT. 8 spike max per shoe provides MORE traction than more spikes.


Step 2

dot sole with marker

Remove spikes and mark placements for mounting


Step 3

add shoe goo to metal threads

Put a small dab of goo on end of metal screw


Step 4

screw in spikes by hand or drill

Apply pressure with hand driver or drill, turn clockwise until snug against sole


Step 5

nice work

Let goo dry and hit the field in style


Play in style

you just made your own cleats


Yardkicks are a DIY product designed to work for many install skill levels and WORK AS WELL AS YOUR MOUNTING JOB so take your time and understand the instructions - use your skills and your shoe goo.

Take your time, use 8 per shoe max, you have extras in the box.

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 on grass and dirt.

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 -

Sole rot warning - we love seeing older shoes get a new life on the golf course 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.


Shoe guidance


Soles need to be 1/3 inch thick and have FLAT RUBBER (NOT FOAM) on the bottom. If you have a lot of traction on the sole you don't need Yardkicks.

Mount Yardkicks on a FLAT area of your shoe so that the disc part of the cleat has FULL CONTACT with your sole for support. Do not hang off raised traction.

ALL SHOES ARE DIFFERENT, the thinner the sole the more you will feel traction underfoot.

Yardkicks are designed to be permanent

Avoid repeatedly removing and installing your studs - this causes sole material to weaken and be less supportive. Softer, spongier sole materials will not hold Yardkicks.

HELP! – send us a note we're here for you.

Satisfaction Guarantee - If you are not satisfied with our products please send us a note and we'll help/replace/refund -

SHOW US YOUR KICKS! – send us pics of your creations to and we will post on Instagram (Follow us on Instagram – 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) and want you to be extremely happy with your Yardkicks.


Be smart & safe


USING 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 is not liable for any injury, loss or consequential damage resulting from the installation, wearing, or other use of our products.

Advanced installs

Jordan 11 pilot holes 5/32 bit

Treaded soles, AIRMAX

Pilot holes + Shoe Goo on Jordan 11s

Frequently Asked Questions


What are Yardkicks made of?
Metal screw overmolded with nylon cleat
Why pay for a Traction Kit when I can buy cleats?
KICKS customers own plenty of regular cleats but love the limitless options Yardkicks provide for style, comfort, kids, and they're just more fun to wear!
Will they ruin my shoes or make them leak?
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. Yardkicks upgrade your shoes for field sports.
Do I need to drill pilot holes?
NO - UNLESS you are doing Jordan 11s, Foamposites or other models that have carbon fiber or hard plastic under the rubber.
Does glue help?
Yes, use a dab of Shoe Goo on threads for all installs. Shoe goo has flex and works better than other adhesives (we've tried them all).
I'm a lefty or righty does this matter?
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, we do.
Will Yardkicks fall out?
Fall-out is RARE if installed properly which is up to you. It is possible for any type of screw-in cleats to fall out and he 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.
Can I use a drill?
Yes this is the way to go if you have a drill. Your Kit includes a 5mm hex bit for drill installs.
Is there a single recommended pattern for installing Golfkicks?
No. It depends on the shoe and tread pattern, find flat spots on the sole and distribute similar to photos above, 8 cleats on a single adult shoe.
Will Yardkicks push through to my feet?
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 or sandals 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.
Can I take them out?
Yardkicks are designed to be permanent but if they wear down or you want to transfer to another shoe you can do this once. Installing/taking out every time you play is not recommended.