The dirt of the diamond and grass of the outfield can be best navigated with cleats on a player's feet. With spikes on the bottom to dig into the dirt and sand, players can get enough traction to move around the field freely to score runs and make outs. Cleats can also provide a player with foot and ankle support to stay safe during the game. Cleats are usually made of leather and spikes can be made of either metal or molded plastic. Metal cleats are the most efficient, but plastic cleats are a much cheaper and still effective option.