The Fighting Irish will need every advantage possible if they want to take down sixth-ranked Stanford. Forward-thinking Notre Dame will have the extra challenge on Saturday of not only competing against their highest ranked opponent yet, but doing so on arguably one of the sloppiest surfaces of the 2011 season. Their advantage begins with increased traction provided by Position-Tech’s new Pro Cleat System.
This week, Notre Dame’s head equipment manager, Ryan Grooms, contacted Position-Tech when he became concerned about Stanford’s field conditions. After seeing Oregon struggle with footing, Grooms decided to handle the matter proactively and equipped 75 of his player with Position-Tech’s Pro Cleat System. The first of a new wave in technology pioneered by Position-Tech and approved by the NCAA, these cleats represent a breakthrough in thinking about performance and the interaction between the shoe and the surface.
Position-Tech, the premier replacement cleat company, recently had their cleats tested by Boise State University’s Center for Orthopaedic & Biomechanics Research in Boise, Idaho. The clinical testing concluded that Position-Tech cleats provide over 20 percent more traction than the standard replacement cleat.
Position-Tech provides advantages in both customization and adaptation. The cleat system is position-specific, meaning players create their layout to best suit their position as well as playing style. Position-Tech cleats offer superior control and traction, from pristine artificial turf to beat-up, rain-soaked natural grass and everything in between; these cleats offer control in all conditions. This means that Notre Dame will get the best cleats for their position and the best cleats for the sloppy conditions at Stanford Stadium.
Position-Tech’s flagship Pro Cleat System is available at Position-Tech.com or the following retail partners: DicksSportingGoods.com, Eastbay.com, Modell’s Sporting Goods, and Dunham’s Sports.