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I was watch First Take and they was talking about Marion Barber using a Steel Toe Cleat. Question do kickers use Steel Toe Cleats

You would think they would given that steel toed cleats offer a little more punch on the ball than a regular boot. Problem is that a steel toed cleat/boot reduces the kicker's control of the ball, i.e. you really don't know where it will be traveling.

In rugby the guys in the pack wear steel toed because of getting stepped on while the backs, who kick the ball regularly, would never wear a steel toed boot because of lack of control. It's the same reason you occasionally see barefooted field goal kickers in the NFL, to get more control on ball placement.

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