Here is the history of soccer cleats. Soccer players in 19th century wore any kind of ordinary boots they could get their hands on. With high cuts, pronounced heels and smooth soles, the movements of the players were severely constricted however the ankles were well-protected. By 1910, the boots boasted of reinforcedleather studs and toecaps with moderate protection for the ankle as is seen in the models that are preserved in National Soccer Museum that is located in Manchester in England. After the World Cup in 1930 the trend for modern slipper like shoes having more studs started where the teams from South America wore lighter shoes resulting in Uruguay winning the inaugural tournament. Provided by