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About Cleatskins

A little bit our company and our executive team

Cleatskins are a revolutionary footwear accessory designed to allow athletes to move to and from their sport without damaging their cleated footwear or risking injury.  The innovative SKINTEK™ rubber easily slips over cleats to take them to the street allowing athletes to move on and off the field faster and safer.

Designed for athletes of any age, Cleatskins are available for soccer, baseball, football, rugby, softball, field hockey, lacrosse, cycling, track and field and other cleated shoes in a variety of colors and sizes.  Other sport shoes, such as those used for wrestling and basketball, also benefit from Cleatskins.

Cleatskins is committed to helping athletes reach their goals through innovation, inspiration and quality.

Traction.  Safety.  Economy.  Time.  Team Colors.  Cleatskins.


  • Rick Kay
    President & Co-Founder

    As President and Co-Founder of Cleatskins, Rick Kay leads domestic and international distribution.  After replacing yet another pair of expensive cleats for his eldest son, Mr. Kay was inspired to find a way to extend the life of athletic footwear.  With the help of his wife, Rick developed the first pair of Cleatskins and the company was born.

    An entrepreneur at heart, Mr. Kay, a Professional Coin Grading Service and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation authorized dealer, also founded Rick Kay Rare Coins.  Prior to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Kay practiced law and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California, Los Angeles and a Juris Doctorate degree from The University of Southern California.

    Mr. Kay has three children with wife Marianne Kay.  The athletic family participates in many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and tennis.  A previous intercollegiate athlete, Mr. Kay remains active through his enjoyment for racquetball and mountain biking.

  • Marianne Kay
    CEO / Co-Founder

    As CEO and Co-Founder of the Company, Marianne Kay spearheads brand strategy, product development/production and marketing.  She was inspired to create Cleatskins after experiencing significant wear and tear in her home and car from the cleated shoes of her active children.  Her husband, tired of replacing worn out cleats, was also driven to find a way to extend the life of athletic footwear.  Together, this dynamic team experimented with store bought sandals and rubber shower caps at their kitchen table.  With prototype in-hand, knowing they had come up with something special, the two enlisted footwear experts to refine and perfect their innovation.

    Ms. Kay began her retail experience working as a Special Projects Coordinator in the fashion industry.  From there she moved into Advertising/Public Relations.   This experience has been applied to the Cleatskins products through strategic public relations branding efforts.    Ms. Kay studied Business Administration at the University of San Diego.  She shares a love for sports as both participant and fan.

     

Cleatskins acts as cleat covers for soccer, football, baseball, lacrosse, track, wrestling, golf and any cleated sport.  Cleatskins covers your cleats to protect your investment and save you time.  You rely on your cleats for performance.  Count on Cleatskins to keep them covered and protected.

Designed for athletes of any age, Cleatskins are available for soccer, baseball, football, rugby, softball, field hockey, lacrosse, cycling, track and field and other cleated shoes in a variety of colors and sizes.  Other sport shoes, such as those used for wrestling and basketball, also benefit from Cleatskins.