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Cleat Exchange - Open Garage Dates!

2022 Fall Cleat Exchange Open Garage Dates

Exchange your outgrown cleats for a larger pair!

The West Seattle Cleat Exchange is hosting "open garage dates" in advance of our 2022 HSA Fall Season. If last season's cleats are a bit too tight please visit and exchange them for a larger pair. All the important details are published below. Please help us spread the news!

2nd Cleat Exchange

What:   Cleat Exchange for WSSC Members; hosted by Elias Sladechek
Where: EC Hughes playfield (during the jamboree), 2805 SW Holden St., Seattle
When:  Sat, Sept 10, 9AM - 12PM

Available to help out? Please contact Elias Sladecheck at [email protected]

1st Cleat Exchange

What:   Cleat Exchange for WSSC Members; hosted by Elias Sladechek
             Open garage time to pick up, donate or exchange cleats
Where: 7007 47th Ave SW, Seattle
When:  Sat, Aug 27, 8AM - 12PM

Please email questions to [email protected]

WSSC Cleat Exchange - Protect the planet, rescue your wallet, and share your shoes!

WSSC has started the Cleat Exchange. This is a great program that offers WSSC families an opportunity to exchange out-grown cleats for a larger size. This exchange program is available to anyone who would like to participate and will work best if families are able to make exchanges. However, it is not limited to families who can exchange shoes. It is our hope to be able to gift shoes to anyone who needs them.

Coaches - how can you help? Please help spread the word to your team families.

For more information - please email questions to [email protected]

Please keep these tips in mind

We accept all well-loved, well-worn soccer cleats. However please keep these tips in mind…

  • Dirty is ok. Muddy is…well, muddy…so please clean before donating.
  • Worn is fine. Holey is not.
  • And stinky…urgh, sometimes there is nothing to be done…sorry.
  • Please no baseball cleats.

How it all began

The Cleat Exchange was founded by Louis Peterson at the beginning of the 2011 Spring season and supported by her children Alli, and Ben. During the 14 seasons of their stewardship over 2,500 pairs of cleats have been received/donated. The Exchange was continued by Ryan Sheafer and his wife Bonnie Lathram.

For Fall 2022, we are delighted to announce that Elias Sladecheck will be hosting the Cleat Exchange. Please thank them for continuing this great program!