What do spats do?
Made of white cloth, grey or brown felt material, spats buttoned around the ankle. Their intended practical purpose was to protect shoes and socks from mud or rain, but also served as a feature of stylish dress in accordance with the fashions of the period.
Are spats good for football?
Football spats are fabric shoe covers that pull tight over your football cleats to keep them clean while you play. Wearing spats also serves a functional purpose; properly installed spats keep turf and other debris from lodging in your shoe and provide a small amount of lateral support for your ankles.
What does it mean to spat cleats?
A sports spat is a snug fitting outer sleeve that adapts to fit over cleat shoes worn for sports played on artificial turf fields. It pulls up over the shoe and ankle creating a barrier to keep crumb rubber, sand, and other debris that could cause the athlete discomfort and distraction, out of shoes and socks.