Every so often, I get a pair of soccer cleats that I just can’t find time to review and they end up sitting in my closet for a few weeks without use. This is the case with the Kelme Master Moleon that I purchased on eBay back in February. I have had the opportunity to wear them twice, but with a stream of new boots on the way for review, I am not going to get them out again. With that in mind, let me offer a short summary of what you can expect from them – just in case you are deciding on whether to pick up a pair or not!
Designed for Comfort
The Kelme Master Moleon has been designed with one thing in mind – comfort. They are about the most padded soccer cleats I have seen for a while, with plenty of protection right around the boot. Having weighed them, they actually weigh in slightly over 10oz, which I have found to be heavier than stated by other sources. In particular, the heel offers a very snug feel, with a thick layer of foam ensuring you don’t suffer any blister or general heel issues.
They Fit Long
I ordered a size 9US, and found that these boots fit long. If buying them again, I would look for a size 8 or 8.5US for a much better fit. If you decide to order them true to your normal size, you will find a lot of extra room around the toes. They are also a pretty ideal option for players who need a nice wide fit.
Kelme use a soft K-Leather that offers great feel and durability. I did find the material to be a little thick, so you don’t quiet get the best touch on the ball. Off-centered lacing ensures you are getting a large strike zone. One nice feature about the cleats is that Kelme use a strap that goes around the tongue and under the sole, meaning it fits ultra snug to the top of your foot – a great touch!
I am not overly familiar with the Kelme range of boots, but if these are anything to go by, Kelme do a great job of creating a solid, durable boot! Having said that, I am not quiet sure what category these cleats fall into. They don’t have much in the way of being a power boot, and they are too heavy to fall in the speed category. I guess you could place them as an all round performer. For my playing style, they are way to padded and offer a bulky feel. Defenders will probably benefit most from the Master Moleon, although wingers and forwards might also find a place for them in their arsenal. If you do decide to buy a pair, you can get them from soccer.com for $140 – but I recommend checking out eBay where you can find some good deals.
Finally, these boots will be used as a giveaway in the next week, but in a unique way! Stay tuned for more details.